UNI Finance to hold regional statutory meeting in Colombo

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UNI Asia & Pacific Regional Organization (UNI Apro) convenes its finance sector regional steering group meeting on 18-19 June in Colombo.

UNI is the global trade union federation, which represents over 15 million members in skills and services industries in 900 unions in 140 countries. Head quartered in Nyon Switzerland, its Asia and Pacific regional organisation operates from Singapore. 

Senior trade union leaders representing employees in banking and insurance industries from Australia, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Singapore are expected to attend the meeting scheduled to be held in Galadari Hotel, Colombo. Federation of Bank Officers of Sri Lanka is co-hosting the meeting with UNI Apro and finance industry trade union leaders from Sri Lanka are also expected to attend the events.

UNI Apro Regional Secretary Christopher Ng, UNI Apro Finance President Masakazu Tahara and UNI Finance based in Switzerland Head Marcio Monzane will be the key speakers at the meeting. Trade union leaders are expected to discuss on the impact of regulatory tightening on the finance sector, and how it effects on the widening income inequality in the society at the meeting, said UNI Apro Finance Regional Director Jayasri Priyalal.

In conjunction with the UNI Apro Finance meeting, south Asia Finance Sector Unions Council (SAFSUC) meeting is also to be held on 20 June for finance industry trade union leaders from SAARC countries. Minister for Labour and Trade Union Relations W.D.J. Seneviratne is invited to make the inaugural address of the joint session on 19 June.

Central Bank of Sri Lanka Former Deputy Governor Dr. Ranee Jayamaha is expected to speak in a knowledge sharing session of the meeting on ‘Impact of regulatory  tightening: On diverse financial systems, widening financial inclusions in Asia’.