Six banks given 14-day ultimatum to recall sacked workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has issued a 14-day ultimatum to banks to recall all workers who have been sacked in the past few weeks.

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

Labour on Wednesday, wrote a letter to the six banks, advising them to do the needful or face a nationwide industrial action.

The letter signed by the Deputy General Secretary of NLC, Chris Uyot, said Labour would make sure that all branches of the banks across the country would be closed down from June 30, 2016 if sacked workers were not recalled and workers allowed to join and form unions.

“I have been directed to notify you that we have been informed by our affiliate union, the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees that your bank has arbitrarily sacked a large number of workers contrary to laid down procedures and the country’s extant labour laws.”

“In addition, you have also resisted unionisation of workers in your bank despite spirited efforts by the union to amicably engage you in the process.”

“By this letter, we are giving your bank fourteen days ultimatum commencing from Thursday 16th June, 2016 to immediately recall all workers so sacked and allow unionisation of workers in the bank or face industrial action, which may include closure of your banks and all its outlets nationwide.”

“While hoping our request meets your kind consideration, please, accept our goodwill and best regards.”

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