NLC Unions to close 6 banks over mass sack of workers

The NLC made the threat in a letter written to the banks in question by Deputy General Secretary, Chris Uyot, on behalf of President, Ayuba Wabba.

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to shut down six banks in the country if a mass retrenchment carried out by them is not reversed.

The NLC made the threat in a letter written to the banks in question by Deputy General Secretary, Chris Uyot, on behalf of President, Ayuba Wabba.

The letter reads:

“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.”

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

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