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Malaysia: Alliance Bank disputes claims that Federal Court ruled it was guilty of union busting

"Alliance Bank disputes claims about union-busting," 15 July 2019

Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd has displuted news reports that said the Federal Court had accused the bank of union-busting....[T]he bank said the court...did not rule that the bank was guilty of union-busting or that it had broken any law.

“The Federal Court merely affirmed the decision made by the Minister of Human Resources that the employees involved were not engaged in an executive, managerial, confidential and security capacity, and that the Minister was not obliged to provide the report and investigation upon which he had based his decision,” the bank said.

The bank said the promotion exercise conducted in 2012 was a genuine effort on the bank’s part to help improve the career prospects and advancement of deserving employees and to cater for business exigencies.

In any case, the employees involved were not denied union representation and were represented by another union body...