The National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) hel national picket, the fifth phase yesterday, to protest the stand of HSBC Bank Malaysia which is continues to oppress and persecute NUBE members who are B40 and M40.
This time the picket took place in the front of of HSBC Bank Malaysia Bukit Bintang Branch, Kuala Lumpur, from 9pm until 12 midnight, on the eve of Merdeka Day selebration.
HSBC Bank Malaysia not only does not want to resolve the 300 industrial complaints that have been filed by NUBE members since 2019, but continues its attitude that contradicts corporate relations practices by acting unfairly on NUBE members and denying them their rights. Industrial dispute complaints against HSBC Bank Malaysia have increased since awareness among NUBE members spread with the national picketing that began in early March 2022.
In fact, the delay in salary adjustments and the reluctance to finalsze the Collective Agreement (CA) since two years ago, in itself shows that HSBC Bank Malaysia is deliberately persecuting NUBE members in terms of their economy and livelihood, in addition to neglecting the resolution of outstanding issues.
NUBE found HSBC Bank Malaysia's adamant and arrogant attitude continued as if there was no law that could control their behavior. The Malaysian Family (Keluarga Malaysia) Government also does not want to intervene even though a related memorandum was submitted to YAB Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on July 2.
NUBE still hopes that the authorities will act immediately to stop HSBC Bank Malaysia's inhumane policy.
For the record, this is the first time NUBE has faced an international bank HSBC Bank that does not want to resolve more than 300 industrial disputes - a record of disputes - highest - in the history of trade unions in Malaysia.
NUBE was forced to carry out the fifth phase as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HSBC Bank Malaysia, held by a Malaysian for the first time, did not want to hold a Standing Committee Meeting to deal with the Dispute Resolution process in line with the provisions of the Collective Agreement. The bad attitude of HSBC Bank Malaysia shows that the Bank is not honest and sincere in the issue of workers, but instead wants to delay the process of social dialogue since 2019.
NUBE will continue to hold pickets until all issues involving HSBC Bank Malaysia are resolved, and the rights of B40 and M40 group workers are respected and defended.
NUBE will continue to demand that our members be "liberated" and "liberated" from the discrimination, oppression and persecution of HSBC Bank Berhad, a British-owned bank, which is still operating in Malaysia.
HONORARY SECRETARY OF NUBE KUALA LUMPUR, SELANGOR & PAHANG BRANCH (KLSP)
DEPUTY GENERAL SECRETARY
NATIONAL UNION OF BANK EMPLOYEES (NUBE)