Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Mainstreet Bank Sacks 800 Workers, Tells Them To Wait For Sack Letter via Mail!
THE management of Mainstreet Bank Plc, formerly Afribank Plc, Friday, sacked no fewer than 800 workers despite the Federal Government’s directive to the management of the bank and organised labour to maintain status quo pending resolution of labour issues between the management and labour.
It was gathered that the sack came few days after the Federal Government through the Ministry of Labour and Productivity at a meeting in Abuja with the organised labour and management of the bank on the outstanding gratuity of staff of the defunct Afribank Nigeria Plc.
Meanwhile, organised labour, yesterday, asked the management of the bank to immediately reverse the termination or labour and its allies would shut down its operations nationwide, describing the management’s action as illegal and unprocedural.Vanguard gathered that the management just locked the affected workers out of the bank’s network, denied them access to their offices and asked them to wait for their termination letters through their email boxes.
Also heard in April the Bank gave staff an opportunity to disengage voluntarily, I am guessing staff members did not take the Retire/sack yourself offer hence this new development.
For more info, see the Vanguard