NUBE goes to court over dismissal of bank unionists

A bank workers union today filed cases to at magistrate courts to help investigate Maybank chief executive Abdul Wahid Omar, claiming that he and the bank’s management had violated human rights by sacking two of its leaders.

19 NUBE members had managed to obtain Refer to Magistrate (RTM) certificates from the police, which allowed them to seek the courts’ help for a further probe.

The RTM orders were filed against Abdul Wahid, Maybank’s head of human resources Nora Abd Manaf and the bank’s head of industrial relations Looi Heong Meng over a January 2012 dismissal of two employees in the bank.

The duo are NUBE vice-president Abdul Jamil Jalaludeen and honorary treasurer Chen Ka Fatt, formerly Maybank’s employees at the bank’s Pulau Tikus branch in Penang and Ipoh Garden branch in Perak respectively.

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