Wednesday, June 15, 2016

NLC Gives Banks 14 Days Ultimatum to Recall Sacked Workers

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress is leading the protest against the massive sack of workers by commercial banks over economic crisis.
 
The Nigeria Labour Congress has issued a 14-days ultimatum to six banks to recall all sacked workers or face a nationwide industrial action, Punch reports.

The NLC said in a letter to the managements of the six banks, signed by the Deputy General Secretary, Mr. Chris Uyot, on behalf of the President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, that the congress decided to issue the ultimatum having been informed by the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees that the banks embarked on arbitrary mass sacking of workers without adherence to labour laws.

The banks are Fidelity Bank, Diamond Bank, First City Monument Bank, First Bank, Ecobank and Skye Bank.

The NLC also accused the management of the affected banks of preventing unionisation of workers in spite of efforts to resolve the issue amicably.

Uyot said that the NLC would ensure the closure of all branches of the banks across the country if all sacked workers were not recalled and workers allowed to unionise at the expiration of the ultimatum expected to take effect from June 16, 2016.

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