The HSBC Bank Malaysia under the helm of Stuart Milne has committed blatant violation of a number of local and international labour standards recently.
The latest grave violation was the vindictive suspension during the ongoing trade dispute of our IRCs Bro. Arshad Bin Amran, Sis. Sarimah Binti Awang Senik and Bro. T. Sethupathy, an elected Union Officer. In another vindictive attempt the Bank has also issued show-cause letters to 17 Union members including IRCs for adopting the HSBC Bank’s “speak up” policy by way of expressing their opinion and participating in the picket and/or campaigns against HSBC Bank after the Bank refused to listen to them and in furtherance to the trade dispute.
While this is a cowardice and demeaning action by an employer who preaches on mutual respect and trust; HSBC Bank’s actions are in total violation of Malaysian Laws, the Federal Court Decision that upheld trade unions’ and its members’ immunity in furtherance to a trade dispute and the International Labour Standards.
HSBC Bank has violated Section 4, 5 (d), 39 (a) and 59 (d) IR Act 1967 and Section 21 and 22 of the Trade Union Act 1959.
The Federal Court has upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal that furtherance to a trade dispute the guaranteed general immunity for the trade union, members of the union, employees of the union and officers of the union.
HSBC Bank has also violated the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of the International Labour Organisation and the International Labour Standards which was adopted by the Government, Employers and Workers of Malaysia.
Norlida Azmi, the new HR Head and Alan Sunil Netto, the Head of Industrial Relations, both being lawyers have ridiculed the legal fraternity by their lies and deception in a desperate attempt to cover their wrong doings.
We will reveal more in the next Edition.
We may be the lowest income group in the banking industry yet, we are proud Malaysian with far more integrity and morality compared to the HSBC Bank’s CEO, HR Head or IR Head should be ashamed of their fraudulent actions.
Our campaign for justice to members will continue and we will not bow down to threats and cowardice act of Stuart, Norlida and the lapdogs.
All members of NUBE will reject such two-faced management as it will be insecure for us to work in an organisation led by such traitorous characters.