Banks man­age­ment and em­ploy­ees li­ai­son vi­tal for growth

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Bank­ing sec­tor of­fi­cials have been urged to work hard to meet the growth chal­lenges as the prof­itabil­ity of the lenders has de­creased re­mark­ably in 2012 in the wake of con­sis­tent de­crease in the key rates by the cen­tral bank.

United Bank Lim­ited (UBL) Hu­man Re­source Head Ja­mal Nasir stated this while ad­dress­ing a sign­ing cer­e­mony of “Set­tle­ment of 4th Char­ter of De­mand” be­tween the UBL man­age­ment and Em­ploy­ees Work­men Union of Pun­jab, Is­lam­abad and KP (CBA).

The UBL man­age­ment and Em­ploy­ees & Work­man Union (CBA) Pun­jab, Is­lam­abad and Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa signed the CoD here Fri­day in the pres­ence the staff mem­bers from th­ese re­gions here at a lo­cal ho­tel.

Ja­mal Nasir said that the re­duc­tion in key rates has af­fected the prof­itabil­ity of the bank­ing sec­tor com­pared to the pre­vi­ous years, there­fore ev­ery­one at­tached to the in­dus­try from top to the bot­tom have to put ex­tra ef­forts for the progress of the in­dus­try.

He, how­ever, praised the UBL em­ploy­ees’ hard work and labour as the bank re­ported a huge profit of Rs 18 bil­lion in 202. He said it was due to the ex­cel­lent per­for­mance of the work­ers that en­abled the bank to earn the hefty profit. He hoped that the em­ploy­ees would fur­ther work hard like the past for the growth of the bank.

On the oc­ca­sion, Em­ploy­ees & Work­men Union gen­eral sec­re­tary Wasif Dar said that the UBL em­ploy­ees were for­tu­nate that they have work­ers-friendly man­age­ment, which never ne­glected the bank em­ploy­ees.

He stated that af­ter the privi­ti­sa­tion of the ma­jor banks, em­ploy­ees of MCB Bank, Al­lied Bank and Habib Bank Lim­ited were ex­ploited. As a re­sult the em­ploy­ees of th­ese banks were liv­ing the worse days of life. On the con­trary, he praised the em­ploy­ees of UBL have never been de­prived of their le­git­i­mate rights. He said the UBL man­age­ment al­ways re­mained ready to solve their prob­lem on pri­or­ity ba­sis, adding that the UBL man­age­ment is no less than a gift of God for the staff.

Wasif urged the bank em­ploy­ees to put their max­i­mum ef­forts for the growth and devel­op­ment of the bank.

He said with the mu­tual un­der­stand­ing be­tween the UBL man­age­ment and em­ploy­ees’ union, the cler­i­cal and non- cler­i­cal staff’s min­i­mum salary has been raised by Rs 5500 and var­i­ous al­lowances, in­clud­ing con­veyance al­lowances, ed­u­ca­tion al­lowances, drivers al­lowances, raise in num­ber of staff Hajj al­lo­ca­tion, mo­tor­cy­cle loan and other al­lowances were in­creased in ac­cor­dance with the ris­ing in­fla­tion.

Head ERD Minhas Warasat, GM Jo­dat Hus­sain, CHS Bou Ali Shah, CHS North Tahir Sa­j­jad, RBH Iftikhat Hameed, Ah­mad Nu­man Khan, RBH Shah­baz Nazar and trade union lead­er­ship in­clud­ing Wasif Dar, Iftikhar Khan Popa, Babar Butt from La­hore, Kursheed War­ri­ach from Gu­jran­wala, Hafeez Bhatti, Za­far Kaloo from Sarghoda, Riaz Ab­b­otabad, Ar­shad Faizi from Ba­hawalpur and Mazhar Hus­nain Shah Al­lah Dita, As­ghar (Islamabd), Zahid Ul­lah Pe­shawar, Nas­rul­lah Mar­dan, Sanaullah (DIK) were present on the oc­ca­sion of sign­ing of char­tered of de­mand.

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