You may not find all the answers to your job problems by becoming an Union member.
BUT you will be free to present your problems to the members to the EXCO and have considered.
There are many formal routes for resolving complaints and disputes. Thus, as soon as you think you may have a problem, should raise it and seek Union’s advice. (See Article 5 of the Collective Agreement Between A.M.C.O. – Maybank).
Many problems at work are not individual, but affect many workers. As such, you should raise to the Union to take up as a “common issue”.
Remember this… “Decent working conditions means a happier workforce, which should also benefit the Bank too”.
A.M.C.O. works hard to protect and improve working conditions and wages for the members.
As at todate, there are many benefits which A.M.C.O. won over the years that are now taken for granted as “right”.
Lots of the benefits members now enjoying were fought for by A.M.C.O. :-
Union is crucial in defending members’ jobs, benefits and working conditions. The laws says you cannot be discriminated or sacked against for being an active Union’s member. In facts, by getting actively involved in the Union activities by becoming a representative can have a number of career benefits :-
Think about the opportunity to be more involved in the Union’s activities – about collective agreement, about industrial harmony and job security, and individual dignity on the job.
As such, please strengthen our Union by becoming :-
As a worker, you have a right under federal law to join a union, select representatives of your choice and bargain collectively with the Bank. This helps balance the power that the Bank has over his individual employees.
Belonging to a union give you rights under law that you do not have as an individual. As long as you had A.M.C.O., the Bank must bargain with you (via the Union) over your wages and working conditions.
A.M.C.O. take on the bad managers, and work with the good to make them better.
As a member, you can take an active part in decision making.
You can vote, you can hold office and have a voice in the union. As a non-member, you will not have a say in the decisions, namely during the collective bargaining for new CA, that affects you directly. In addition, as a-non member, if you have a grievance which has to be settled in arbitration, A.M.C.O. may not represent you depending on the circumstances.
The cost of joining A.M.C.O. is no more than RM 0.48 sen per day and your union fees can be directly debited from your salary.