The National Union of Bank Employees (Nube),the sole union representing the commercial banks’ clerical and non-clerical staff in Peninsular Malaysia, is demanding an 80-month bonus arrears for the last 10 years for its 5,000 members in Maybank.
Union secretary-general J. Solomon said the demand was based on the premise that similar bonuses were paid by the bank to its executive staff over the last 10 years.
While Nube was proud that Malaysian corporations were doing well, however recognition and rewards should be equal for all categories of workers, he told Bernama here today.
“For the first quarter of this year, Maybank’s profits had surpassed the RM1 billion mark, and Nube members also contributed to this and as such, should be duly rewarded,” he said.
On Oct 14, the union had written a letter to the bank with the demand, but had yet to receive a reply, he added.
“This clearly exhibits the disrespect shown by a government-linked company towards its own workers who are Malaysian citizens,” said Solomon.
“In fact, this runs contrary to the aspirations of 1Malaysia and the New Economic Model which are aimed at creating a high income society.
“However, this has to benefit all Malaysians and not a minority who hijack the prosperity worked for and created by all Malaysians,” he said.