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Union Provides Collective Strength: Singh

Research was needed to understand challenges faced by workers in the banking and financial sector said the newly elected national secretary of the union, Aunendra Singh at Kshatriya Hall in
22 Feb 2021 09:46
Union Provides Collective Strength: Singh
Fiji Banks and Finance Sector Employees Union national secretary, Aunendra Singh (right) during their annual general meeting on February 20 at Kshatriya Hall, Suva. Photo: Fiji Banks and Finance Sector Employees Union.

Research was needed to understand challenges faced by workers in the banking and financial sector said the newly elected national secretary of the union, Aunendra Singh at Kshatriya Hall in Suva.

Fiji Banks and Finance Sector Employees Union (FBFSEU) held their 52nd annual general meeting where Mr Singh was confirmed as national secretary and Faizal Hussain as president.

Mr Singh said: “There are so many new challenges faced by workers in the industry.

“As a union, we need to research on that and come up with solutions accordingly.

“As a union, we have to see that the restructure in the workforce by COVID-19 does not impact the workers negatively.

“There’s been salary cuts, reduced working hours and decreased recruitment.”

Members of the Fiji Banks and Finance Sector Employees Union during the annual general meeting on February 20 at Kshatriya Hall, Suva. Photo: Fiji Banks and Finance Sector Employees Union.

Members of the Fiji Banks and Finance Sector Employees Union during the annual general meeting on February 20 at Kshatriya Hall, Suva. Photo: Fiji Banks and Finance Sector Employees Union.

 

He said as a union, it was imperative to recognise these challenges to make a collective bargaining for the benefit of the workers.

“There’s no individual negotiations in a union.

“If anyone raises an issue of importance, then the union gets together and collectively negotiates with respective boards to work around the issue.”

Mr Singh said the union provides collective strength to combat issues raised.

President of the union Mr Hussain said the main objective of the union was to help its members.

“We cannot see our members suffering, especially during COVID-19 which is why we will do anything as a union to help,” he said.

 

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