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  4. » UNIONS NT CALLS ON TIMOR LESTE GOVERNMENT TO HAVE BANK WORKERS REINSTATED

UNIONS NT CALLS ON TIMOR LESTE GOVERNMENT TO HAVE BANK WORKERS REINSTATED

Unions NT supports calls from the peak trade union body KSTL in Dilli to have the Timor Leste government intervene in an industrial dispute with Indonesian based Mandiri Bank where 3 trade union members from the banking industry have been unfairly targeted, discriminated against and dismissed.

Of greater concern is the resort to the use of police intervention in labour disputes which are being conducted in accordance with the laws of Timor Leste said Unions NT Secretary Adam Lampe.

In support of KSTL and its affiliate members, Unions NT seeks the following:

1. That the management of Mandiri Bank (Mohamed Yani) immediately and 
   unconditionally reinstate the three union officials who were unfairly 
   dismissed.

2.  Fairness from the government of Timor-Leste when it is mediating industrial 
    disputes, and that it exhibit respect for workers rights as stipulated in the 
   relevant legislation.

3. An immediate cessation of police intervention in legal labour disputes.

Mr Lampe said Unions NT understands that the three union members concerned were involved in legal activities and their dismissal by the Mandiri Bank is both harsh and unwarranted.

Unions NT directly supports the employment of 3 Timor Leste occupational health and safety officers and has long been both a friend and ally of both the previous resistance movement and the now Timor Leste government.

Unions NT wishes to see an orderly and fair process as well as respectful treatment of workers under the labour laws of Timor Leste.

Adam Lampe

Unions NT Secretary

Published: 08 Jan 2012

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