The answer is defenitely yes. This mail can be sent to the regional labour authorities.
However working without a weekly off is an illegal act. What ever may be the stand the bank may take under the business exigency or customer service.
Dayanand L Guddin
Probably, you are mixing up two different issues in one.
Taking permission for leaving place of posting on Sundays and holidays, or say taking a formal 'station leave' from the reporting manager is entirely a separate issue than the issue of calling employees to work on Sundays and holidays.
Organizations asking their employees to take due permission to leave station is not illegal. Even in Government organizations such rule exists in their establishment rules.
However, if the organization puts an employee to work on Sunday and holiday, the organization is liable to grant an off day during working days in lieu of that day of extra duty to the employee within a fixed period and the employee can claim such off without wasting any other kind of his leave.
So, at first, you need to check the position within your organization before taking up the matter with any regulatory authority.
@ Samir:: In Offer of Appointment no company made all clause which are generally follows in their Organization. They write something like that: "as per Company rules". Some Company write your weekly working hours is minimum XYZ hrs.
This is a first instance I am coming across. Can I know the name of the Bank?
Most of the time I have seen that Nationalise Bank employees are not interested to work on Sundays even though they have been given other day off in the week!!!
How many working people can go to the Bank for any transactions? Many people leave at 7:00 A.M. from their home and return at 8:00 P.M.
There is a need that Banks are more customer focus and keep Sunday working. But it is also necessary that employees work in rotation and they are given alternate off day.
Bank employees enjoy maximum no. of Holidays than any other sector.
Govt. shall make uniformity in Holidays for Banks and also for private sectors.