Jobs in privatized banks occupied by elite class: Junaidi

Jobs in privatized banks

KARACHI: Alleging that the people from elite class were occupying jobs in privatized commercial banks closing the doors for the middle and poor classes, trade union leader Habibuddin Junaidi said on Sunday that there was virtually a ban on recruitment even in clerk and non- clerk cadre in these banks for middle class people.

He demanded the federal ministry of finance to constitute a special committee for examining the difference between the salaries of employees working in various categories in privatized commercial banks.He said that the salaries and facilities of banks’ employees should be raised to a suitable level, as the senior executives were leading luxurious lives with high salaries and the junior officers, clerk and non-clerk cadre employees were facing hardships.

Addressing a joint meeting of Regional Working Committees of Habib Bank Workers’ Front of Pakistan (CBA) from Punjab here, Junaidi said if the special committee is constituted, it would find how the people from elite class were plundering the banks.Central Secretary General Zafar Iqbal, central chairman Muhammad Khan Awan, Joint President Shafqat Ghafoor Khalil, senior vice president (1) Syeda Nadira Parveen and other leaders of Habib Bank Workers’ Front from Punjab spoke at the meeting. – Brecorder