Re Draft Resolution for the CC, RCP(b) on An All-Russia Congress of Bank Employees

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 6 December 1918


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Written in December, not later than the 6th, 1918
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 118.2.

Immediate (within ten days) congress of hank employees (of both unions) with committees on a parity basis for convening the congress.[1]

Similar parity committees to verify, discover and expose sabotage.

Groups of leading members of Banktrud to be charged immediately with precise defined practical tasks in the field of bank nationalisation, with a short period set for their fulfilment.

  1. This refers to the setting up of committees on a parity basis for convening a congress of bank employees, which was to form a single union of bank employees in place of the two existing trade unions-the All-Russia Credit Business Workers Trade Union (Banktiud) and the R.S.F.S.B. People’s Bank Workers Union (Bankosotrud). On December 2, 1918, the question of the relationships between the two unions was discussed at a special conference presided over by Lenin, The Congress of Bank Employees was held in the beginning of January 1919.