MBSB Bank in talks with MoHR on power abuse claims

by S BIRRUNTHA / pic BERNAMA

MBSB Bank Bhd is currently in discussions with the Industrial Relations Department of the Human Resources Ministry (MoHR) regarding some of the claims by the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) members.

The bank noted that it will continue to seek guidance from the ministry in its objective to resolve this matter amicably.

“We respect the rights of union members to participate in its activities as well as peaceful assemblies.  

“We are focused on ensuring that this will not bring disruption to our services for our customers in all of our 47 branches within Malaysia,” it said in a statement yesterday.

MBSB Bank added that it is committed to grow alongside the evolving banking industry, which has accelerated further due to digital transformation and the changing customer behaviour.  

It stressed that the bank’s strategy and plans are made in respect of this ambition and its aspiration of becoming a top progressive Islamic bank together with its employees.

“In line with this, we remain committed to upskilling and reskilling as part of the talent development and career progression,” MBSB Bank said.

Earlier yesterday, NUBE members staged protests in front of five MBSB Bank branches nationwide over claims of discrimination and abuse by the bank’s management towards its employees.

The allegations included denying a one-time financial assistance of RM1,000 to union workers from the bottom 40% income and middle 40% income groups and banning workers from joining NUBE.