Malta -Workers at HSBC bank on strike over restructuring -October 24, 2012

Workers of the wealth management section of HSBC Malta bank went on strike over the bank’s announced restructuring. Two meetings between the bank and trade union MUBE failed to resolve the conflict. HSBC stated it has now requested the ministry to appoint an industrial tribunal to resolve the conflict. The conflict escalated further when HSBC suspended an official and locked out a number of other workers. HSBC representatives, speaking in the court case started by MUBE to get an injunction guaranteeing no employees are fired due to union activities, said they warned the employees they’d be dismissed if they followed union directives.

English: http://www.di-ve.com/business-money/mube-orders-industrial-action-against … 
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20121009/local/hsbc-wealth-management …  
http://www.di-ve.com/news/mube-vs-hsbc-escalation-dispute

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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