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(With amendments made on 31.05.2015)




a)     The name of the Union shall be “Union Bank Employees’ Union - Tamil Nadu” and it shall herein after be referred to as the “THE UNION”.

b)     The Headquarters of the Union shall be in such place from where the General Secretary may be elected from time to time.

c)      The Registered Office of the Union shall be at ‘Singapore Plaza’, 164, Linghi Chetty Street, Chennai-600 001.





The objects of the Union shall be:


a)     To organise and unite the employees, other categories of persons utilised by the Bank for its business, working in the branches of the Union Bank of India in the State of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and regulate their cordial relations with the management.

b)     To foster a spirit of Co-operation amongst the members of the Union and ensure loyalty to the Bank.

c)      To secure to the member fair conditions of life and service.

d)     To endeavour to redress their grievances.

e)     To prevent any unreasonable reduction of salaries, wages and allowances and if possible to obtain further advancement whenever circumstances permit.

f)       To endeavour to secure compensation for member in case of accidents, injuries or death sustained while on duty or acting in the interest of the employer.

g)     To endeavour to settle dispute between employer and themselves amicably.

h)     To endeavour to settle dispute between employer and employees themselves amicably.

i)       To endeavour to obtain information in reference to Banking and Banking service in India and outside.

j)       To promote social activities and to organise sports recreation, entertainment, etc. under auspices of the Union.

k)      To provide legal assistance to members in respect of matters arising out of incidental to, their employment.

l)       To endeavour to render aid to members during any strike brought about with sanction of the Union or a lockout.

m)    To raise and acquire such money or monies by subscription, donations or loans from members or other corporate bodies for the interest of the Union.

n)     To invest monies acquired, in Bank or Banks or Co-operative Thrift & Credit Societies as may from time to time be determined and to draw, make, accept, endorse and negotiate cheques and other negotiable instruments in pursuance of the objects of the Union.

o)     To Co-operate with Federations and other organisations of workers having similar objects.

p)     To represent the employees of the Bank, especially, the members of the Union, before the Bank Management, Central and State Governments, Labour Court or Courts, Tribunals, Enquiry Commissions or other bodies.

q)     Generally to take such other steps as may be necessary to ameliorate the social, economic, civic and political conditions of the member and all such other acts incidental or conductive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.

r)       To endeavour to help the members to acquire housing plots, flats, lands and to represent them wherever needed and to act on their behalf. 




Any person employed or utilised by the Bank for its business, in the branches/office of the Union Bank of India in the State of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands shall be eligible to become an ordinary member of the Union provided that he/she agrees to abide by the rules and bye-laws that are made by the Union from time to time.





Persons sympathising with the aims and objects of the Union but who are not eligible for ordinary membership can be admitted as Honorary Members of the Union with the approval of the General Body, subject to the provisions of Section 22 of the Indian Trade Union Act 1926, the number shall not exceed five.





Each Member shall pay on admission fees and monthly subscription as under -


Admission fees to all members

Rs.   25.00


Monthly subscription for clerical Members

Rs. 100.00


Monthly subscription for Subordinate Staff

Rs.   80.00


Monthly subscription for Mini Deposit Collectors & Jewell Appraisers


Rs.   90.00


With effect from 01.08.2011, all the members of the Union will be members of the Union Bank Employees' Union - Tamilnadu - Staff Welfare Fund. The subscription payable to Union Bank Employees' Union - Tamilnadu - Staff Welfare Fund (which is presently Rs.100.00) will be deducted along with the subscription of the Union and remitted to Union Bank Employees' Union - Tamilnadu - Staff Welfare Fund account before 15th of the succeeding month, which account is separately audited and shown in the Balance Sheet of the Union.





a)  Any person who is employed or utilised by the Bank for its business by the Bank in the State of Tamil Nadu Pondicherry, Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and who desires to become a member shall submit an application in the prescribed form declaring that he/she will abide by the rules and bye-laws of the Union from time to time. Such application shall be sent to the General Secretary together with the Admission fee and the Subscriptions for the month.

b)  All applications shall be placed before the Managing Committee who shall be competent to scrutinise the applications, if any application is rejected by the Managing Committee, it will be placed before the Executive Committee for final decision, if the application for the membership is rejected by the Executive Committee, the fees shall be refunded.




a)  The Union shall keep a register of its members containing their name and particulars of their place of work, residence, etc.

b)  The Register shall be open for inspection by any Member or Office Bearer of the Union during the normal working hours of the Union of any day excluding holiday after giving a minimum of one week’s notice to the General Secretary in writing.




The Managing Committee of the Union shall be competent to remove from the register of Members any Member.


a)  Who has failed to pay his monthly subscriptions for three months consecutively and/or failed to pay the levy and other charges imposed by the Union.

b)  Who has submitted his resignation in writing.

c)  Whose conduct in the opinion of the Managing Committee is contrary to the interests of the Union and who has or is likely to bring the Union into contempt or disrepute.

d)  Who has not participated in any strike call given by the Union, without sufficient reasons acceptable to the Executive Committee of the Union.

i)    Any person who is removed from Membership may be re-admitted on such terms and conditions as the Managing Committee may think fit.

ii)  No member shall be removed from Membership for misconduct under this rule unless he has been given a fair opportunity to explain his conduct.

iii)  A Member so removed shall have the right to appeal within three weeks against the decision of the Managing Committee to the Executive Committee which shall have the power to rescind the decision of the Managing Committee removing the member.





a)  The Members working at all the branches/offices of Union Bank of India in the State of Tamil Nadu Pondicherry, Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.  Such branches/office shall be treated as units of the Union.

b)  The General Body constituted by the delegates from Branches/Offices to the General Body Meeting.  The quorum of the General Body Meeting shall be 1/3rd of the delegates.

c)  The Executive Committee.

d)  The Managing Committee consisting of the Office-Bearers.

e)  The Managing Committee shall conduct the normal and routine affairs of the Union and take decisions in between Executive Committee Meetings and such decision shall be binding on the member.

f)   The Sub-Committees constituted by the Executive Committee/Managing Committee of the Union for any specific purpose.








For each Branches/Office, there shall be a minimum of one delegate.  Every block of 3 Members and major fraction thereafter shall have one delegate.  A delegate elected from any branch or unit shall be a person employed in such branch or unit and shall be only be from amongst the permanent employees, inclusive of Mini Deposit Collections, Jewell Appraisers who are members of the Union on the date of issue of notice to the General Body and working in that branch/office or unit on the date of election of delegates.  For the purpose of electing the delegate/ delegates, from any Branch or unit, members shall be entitled to vote irrespective of their being permanently employed or otherwise, provided, however, that such person have validly admitted as members of the Union. All Extension Counters/Satellite Branches are treated as a separate Branch for the purpose of delegates.




The Managing Committee shall consist of One President, Five Vice-Presidents, One General Secretary, One Organising Secretary, Four Secretaries, Fourteen Assistant Secretaries, One Treasurer and One Joint Treasurer, who shall be elected at the General Body Meeting by the body of delegates from amongst the members.


b)    Not exceeding Twenty Eight Members to be co-opted by the Managing Committee, including minimum of two among women members, two among Peons & House Keepers, two among Jewel Appraisers, one among Mini Deposit Collectors and one among Armed Guard to the Executive Committee from the delegates to the Conference.

c)    Delegates alone shall be eligible for election and voting at the General Body Meeting of the Union.

d)    The Members of the Executive Committee shall ordinary hold office for two years or until they are replaced by those newly elected.

e)    The interim vacancies in the Executive Committee including the office-bearers shall be filled in by co-option.

f)     All proposition moved at the meeting of the Executive Committee or the Managing Committee shall be decided by a majority of votes cast.  The President or the Chairman of the meeting shall have the right to have casting vote in the event of a tie.

g)    10 days notices shall be given for a meeting of the Executive Committee or the Managing Committee.  But urgent meeting of the Committee can be convened by the President or General Secretary by giving two days notice by letter, telegram or telephones, to all members of the Committee.  The quorum of Executive/ Managing Committee shall be majority of the Committee.

h)    The Executive Committee shall ordinarily meet at least once in six months.

i)     Any Member of the Executive Committee or Managing Committee who fails to attend three consecutive meeting without giving sufficient reasons can be removed from office if found necessary.







The President shall preside over all meeting of the Union and its Committees, preserve order, sign all minutes and shall have power if necessary to call Special Meeting of any of the Committees of the Union. The Vice-Presidents shall function in place of the President in his absence.  In the absence of the President and Vice Presidents Managing Committee/ Executive Committee shall elect a Chairman from among them and conduct the affairs of the Managing Committee/ Executive Committee.




The General Secretary shall act and perform such duties as are necessary for achieving the objects of the Union.  He shall conduct all correspondence, arrange for meetings and generally exercise control and supervision over the affairs of the Union.  He shall prepare at the close of each year an Annual Report of the working of the Union showing its financial position/ conditions, activities and progress.  The draft of the report shall be subject to the approval of the Executive Committee before presentation to the General Body.  The General Secretary shall be responsible for submitting the statements and other documents required to be submitted by the Union under Trade Unions Act. Organising Secretary, Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries shall assist the General Secretary in performing the above duties.




Treasurer shall be responsible for all sums of money, which may from time to time to be received into the Union and for duly banking them. The Treasurer shall make payment towards any expenditure sanctioned by the Managing Committee/ Executive Committee.  The Treasurer shall not have the power to draw money from the Bank without obtaining the signature of the General Secretary or the Organising Secretary or any one of the Secretaries of the Union to the cheque.  The Treasurer shall keep accounts of all receipts and expenditure and prepare Balance Sheet showing clearly every item of receipts and expenditure. Joint Treasurer shall assist the Treasurer in performing the above duties. In the absence of the Treasurer, the Joint Treasurer will perform the duties of the Treasurer.




a)  The General Funds of the Union shall consist of the Subscription from the Members, donations etc.  They shall be deposited in the name of the Union in a Bank or Banks or Co-operative Thrift & Credit Societies approved by the Executive Committee.  Accounts may be operated by the Treasurer along with the General Secretary or Organising Secretary or any one of the Secretaries. In the absence of the Treasurer or during exigencies, the account may be operated by the Joint Treasurer along with the General Secretary or Organising Secretary. The General Secretary or the Treasurer shall not have more than Rs.10,000/- with them for current expense at a time.

a) All items of expenditure, other than that of routine nature, above Rs.10,000/- shall require prior sanction of the Managing Committee/ Executive Committee and shall be supported by vouchers.  But in emergency cases, the General Secretary shall obtain ratification from the Managing Committee and/or Executive Committee for the expenses exceeding the above limit.





The General Funds of the Union shall not be spent on any other objects than the following:


a)  The payment of salaries, allowances and expenses to the office-bearers and employees of the Union.

b)  The payment of expenses for the Administration, including auditing of accounts of the Union.

c)  The prosecution or Defence of any legal proceedings to which the Union or any other Member thereof is a party when such prosecution or defence is undertaken for the purpose of securing or protecting any right of the Union as such or rights arising out of relations of any member with his employer.

d)  To conduct all trade disputes on behalf of the Union or any Member thereof.

e)  The compensation to member for loss arising out of trade dispute.

f)   Allowances to member or their dependents on account of death old age, sickness, accidents or unemployment of such members.

g)  The issue of or the undertaking of liabilities under policies of assurance or the lives of members under policies insuring members against sickness, accidents or unemployment.

h)  The provision of educational, social or religious benefits for members (including the payment of expenses of funeral or religious ceremonies for the deceased members) and for the dependence of members.

i)    The upkeep of periodicals published mainly for the purpose of discussing questions affecting employees as such if funds permit.

j)    The payment of the furtherance of any of the objects or contributions to any cause intended to benefit the employees in general provided that the expenditure in any financial year shall not at any time exceed one fourth of the gross income during the year.

k)  Subject to any conditions contained in the notification any other objects notified by the appropriate Government in the Official Gazette.

l)    For purchase and maintain premises of Union Office/ Transit House/ Holiday Homes to the Members.

m) To publish books/ periodicals for the benefit of the members with matters concerning their interest.




The accounts of the Union shall be audited by a Competent Auditor appointed by the General Body whose remuneration shall be fixed by the General Body and paid out of the funds of the Union.




The Union accounting year shall be year ended 31st December.




The books of the accounts, Membership Register and other books of the Union shall be open for inspection by any member of the Union during hours when the office of the Union shall be open, subject to Clause (b) of Rule 7 of the Constitution.




The Executive Committee of the Union shall be competent to raise separate funds for the promotion of civic and political interest of the members in accordance with the provisions of Indian Trade Union Act, 1926.




a)   The General Body Meeting of the Union shall be held once in two years to transact the following business :-

i)     To adopt the report and statement of accounts of the Union.

ii)    To elect the Office Bearers.

iii)  To consider amendments to bye-laws and rules and other proposals given notice of the members of the Executive Committee.

iv)  To transact such other business as may be approved by the Executive Committee.

v)    To adopt the report of the General Secretary, prepared as per clause 11(b).

b)  Place of such meeting shall be fixed by the Executive Committee.

c)  The General Secretary shall give atleast 15 days notice to the General Body     Meeting of its Members.  A copy of the report and statement of accounts of the Union shall be circulated among the members and presented in the meeting.

d) It any member wants to move any resolution or amendments to bye-laws and rules, he shall give 10 days clear notice to the General Secretary.  Copies of such amendments and resolutions shall be sent to all members atleast 5 days before meeting.

e) The non-receipt by any members of the Notice for any ordinary or Special General Body Meeting or copies of resolutions and amendments to be moved in the meeting shall not invalidate the proceedings of the meeting.

f) The quorum of an ordinary General Body Meeting shall be One Third of the Total Delegate.  No quorum is necessary for a meeting adjourned for want of quorum.



The rules of the Union may be altered or amended at a General or Extra Ordinary General Body Meeting provided seven clear days notice is given to members of such amendments.



The Union shall not be dissolved except by vote of majority with three fourth of the delegates present in a General Body Meeting specifically called for dissolution of the Union, with quorum as per clause 9 (b).

The decision to sell any of the properties of the Union can be taken in a General Body meeting by vote of majority, with three fourth of the delegates present in the General Body Meeting.















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