FG Orders Banks to Stop Sacking of Staff
Following the high spate of petitions and complaints from stakeholders in the Banking, Insurance and Financial Institutions, the federal government has directed the suspension of the on-going retrenchment in the sector pending the outcome of the conciliatory meetings in the industry.
A statement personally signed by Labour Minister, Chris Ngige and sent to DAILY POST on Friday said the directive was as a result of the apprehension by his office of the various disputes in the sector in accordance and in compliance with the provisions of the labour laws of Nigeria.
Continuing he said, “This decision is further predicated on the fact that the continued retrenchment and redundancy by the banks and other financial institutions are jeopardizing the outcome of the conciliatory and mediatory processes being undertaking by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
“In this wise, all the retrenchments and redundancies done in the last four months and all proposed ones should be put on hold, pending the outcome of the proposed stakeholders’ summit for the Banking, Insurance and Financial Institutions’ employers and employees, slated for the first week of July, 2016.
“All parties are, therefore, advised in the interest of industrial peace and harmony to maintain the status-quo.”