[Quick Glance] Association of Bank Officers Peninsular Malaysia

[Quick glance is series short write-ups on Malaysian unions based on online available information ]

Association of Bank Officers Peninsular Malaysia (ABOM) was officially formed on 14 December 1978, the union covers non-executive bank officers, such as class II officers and internal officers.

ABOM represents 5,000 members from 14 Malaysian and foreign banks for example Affin Bank, Alliance Bank, Bangkok Bank, Bank Islam, CIMB, Deutsche Bank, Hong Leong Bank, OCBC, RHB, UOB.

Every three years, ABOM negotiates collective agreement with Malayan Commercial Banks’ Association (MCBA) over wages, working hours, leaves and other benefits.

On 6 May 2003, ABOM announced a lunch picket at several banks to protest unfair wage increments and discrimination against its members. The picket was called off on 8 May after an intervention from the Industrial Relations Department.

In 2008, ABOM and MCBA resolved a one-year deadlock and signed the 10th collective agreement. The union won 16.66% adjustment of contractual bonus and 14% wage adjustment as a result of inflation.

On 10 August 2018, ABOM and MCBA successfully renewed the 13th collective agreement at Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

ABOM is currently led by the president Wan Shaharuddin Shah Ismail and general secretary Ng Choo Seong.

Association of Bank Officers Peninsular Malaysia

Address : 45C, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Tel : (+60)3-20707118

Source : MCBA website