Bank employees concerned over lack of prayer room facilities, says NUBE

Bank employees concerned over lack of prayer room facilities, says NUBE

THE National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) today urged the top management of banks to show greater appreciation to their staff and ensure they are provided the adequate facilities to effectively carryout their duties.

In a statement, NUBE said several employees had recently expressed their concern after some banks, despite their huge profits, did not provide a proper prayer room for them to pray.

“The employees claimed that the prayer rooms provided were not only inappropriate but could also be unsafe as some were actually converted storerooms.

“This shows that even with significant profits, some managements are unwilling to provide adequate facilities for workers to worship with dignity or celebrate religious and cultural festivals without any financial burden.

“As a community, we need to understand and recognise the real contributions of bank workers and reject the old narrative,“ read the statement.

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NUBE also reminded the management that the main reason for their growing business is the positive interactions the customers encounter daily with the bank staff.

“Bank workers are the main arteries that drive the business, profits, and wealth of banks, ensuring that operations run smoothly.

“However, the upper management often creates the impression that bank employees’ contributions are insignificant, instead highlighting their own roles as more critical,” said NUBE.

It is time bank workers are treated with respect and their hard work and dedication duly recognised by the respective management, it added.


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