Foot Prints of “ALL INDIA LIFE” on the sands of time.
1956: Birth of All India Life
1956: Filed Writ Petition challenging imposition of Govt. LDC/UDC grade.
March: Bombay high court upholds writ petition, declaring void, unilateral imposition of retrograde pay scales.
April: Presidential Ordinance nullifying above verdict which is resisted by LIC employees and supported by National press and parliament.
May: First bilateral settlement signed and principal of collective bargaining upheld.
(a) Secured one running grade as against two grade policy for class III employees proposed by AIIEA.
(b) Secured Rs. 5/- more in the ceiling of class IV employees than what was demanded by AIIEA.
1958–59: Solely secured protection of I.D. Act for LIC employees.
1959: Introduced principal of Bonus via conciliation proceedings under I.D act.
1959: When AIIEA signed for only one and a half month’s bonus, we refused and signed only when term insurance for class IV was increased.
1961–62: Abolished contract labour in LIC and regulated working hours and holidays for the building maintenance staff.
1963: Our sole efforts forced LIC to propose comprehensive Medical Scheme including hospitalization, domiciliary benefits for employees and family. This scheme scuttled by AIIEA for paltry sum of Rs. 50/- per year.
1964: Pioneers in Co-operative housing society.
1971: 3rd Settlement. All India Life alone secured for the first time (1) C. C. A. (2) Separate Grade for Section heads. (3) Improvement in Medical Benefits Scheme.
1972: Fought and won D. A. cut case against AIIEA and management combine.
1974: 4th settlement All India Life secured – (1) improved D. A. formula (2) Improvement in medical benefits.
1976-77: Fought back compulsory retirement age 55 in bombay high court and saved over lakh rupees for the employees on the borderline.
1978: Fought for Badli workers, got them absorbed and simultaneously removed the ban on recruitment.
1979: Unique struggle to uphold our gain of January 1974 agreement of 15% bonus to Class-III & IV employees.
1980: Substituted Equitable mortgage for first Legal English Mortgage for granting loan to employees housing societies, thereby saved thousand of rupees of the employees as stamp duty.
1981: Association celebrated its silver jubilee in Bombay and unanimously elected Prof. Madhu Dandavate, M. P. as its president.
1983-85: Resolute and consistent struggle for the shelving of LIC’s split up Bill-Joint struggle initiated by the association-Prof. Madhu Dandavate’s eloquent defense for the retaining the existing structure of LIC. Meets finance minister who conveys the news to him that split up bills ultimately shelved.
1984-85: All India Life initiates joint action and compels all the unions to submit mini-character-outwits certain elements determined to destroy joint front, succeeds in united discussion with finance minister and LIC management, culminating settlement in February 1985.
1986: All India Life pleads before NIT for absorption of Badli/temporary/part time workers and succeed in securing and award in favour of such employees.
1987: All India Life ultimate success after two decades of consistent and heroic struggle for Comprehensive Medical Scheme against heavy odds-LIC management ultimately decided to implement Comprehensive Medical Scheme for class-II and IV employees. All these years AIIEA was opposing this Medical Scheme.