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Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by ProsperChild: 6:19am On Nov 22, 2019
Labour vows to shutdown First Bank over plans to sack over 1000 workers
guardian.ng Nov 22, 2019 4:23 AM

First Bank of Nigeria. Photo: NAIRAMETRICS
Organised labour has vowed to shut down First Bank of Nigeria over plans to sack over 1,000 of its workers without following due process.

President of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE), Anthony Abakpa, who told The Guardian Wednesday that letters were already written and likely to be rolled to the workers yesterday, said the union will ensure it didn’t happen.

He said the union, which is already at alert has written to all labour centres, including the Ministry the Labour and Employment, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and the Association of Senior Staff of Banks Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI).

He said if the lender goes ahead to sack the workers, they will also move swiftly into action by shutting the bank indefinitely.

“How will a bank just go ahead and sack workers without due process and without following the labour laws? If they do anything without following the labour laws, it is an infringement on the rights of the workers and we are going to act swiftly,” Abakpa assured.

He noted that the union would force the bank to respect labour laws, adding that it needs to adhere to laid down guidelines and negotiate good severance packages before sacking the workers.

“We believe in dialogue and collective agreement. Anything that is alien will be unacceptable because we will not support plans that will not be in the interest of workers,” he said.

He said further said: “We have also communicated with our sister union in the bank, the Association of Senior Staff of Banks Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) so that all of us will be on the same page.

“The Ministry has promised to call the bank for a meeting. We got to know that they said the number is not up to 1,000, but they are not denying that they have it in the pipeline to sack workers at this period of the year. We considered this unacceptable, most especially without carrying the union along.”

ASSBIFI President, Oyinkansola Olasanoye, also confirmed that the bank was in the process of disengaging the workers.
She said ASSBIFI was in contact with the NUBIFIE leadership and has put her members on the alert should there be the need for any industrial action against the Bank.

When The Guardian contacted the Corporate Communications Manager of First Bank, Ismail….he refused to comment on the issue, saying he will get back.

Source:

https://guardian.ng/business-services/labour-vows-to-shutdown-first-bank-over-plans-to-sack-over-1000-workers/

Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by Deomovies: 6:21am On Nov 22, 2019
1000 workers?
Wow!!!
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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by Deomovies: 6:21am On Nov 22, 2019
1000 workers?
Wow!
Deo Movies is an alternative to Netflix streaming and subscription or Disc compiling in your house. Which you can get External hard drive filled with latest and Top Rated movies and Series, likewise movies can be sent to your PCs of you have enough space. Brethren please help my ministry.

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by jom28gy(m): 6:25am On Nov 22, 2019
Whether, due process or no due process, is it good to sack people from work?

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by hisexcellency34: 6:49am On Nov 22, 2019
Empty threat. They want to collect loot from First Bank. Who takes Labour serious again?

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by chinavs9ja(m): 6:49am On Nov 22, 2019
sad Unserious set of people

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by ursullalinda(f): 6:49am On Nov 22, 2019
Even the almighty first bank wants to sack.....men white collar job no be am... ...Wasted yrs and wasted effort

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by GeoAfrikana(m): 6:49am On Nov 22, 2019
No one can force you to employ a person. But when you employ then you must stick to the employer-employee code of conduct.

It's just like marriage. No one can force you to marry (a particular person). But when you do you must stick to the code of conduct.

BTW, bank work na work?

hisexcellency34:
Empty threat. They want to collect loot from First Bank. Who takes Labour serious again?

Is this the best you could type?

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by Roadtoyesterday: 6:50am On Nov 22, 2019
Labour leader in mentally deranged, first bank sacked any numbers of staff they want, if paying them salaries is becoming unproductive for the bank.
Labour should chanel their aggression to the government.
Awon Oponu

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by pinkyruledworld(m): 6:50am On Nov 22, 2019
Lmao
Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by nuhu2018(m): 6:50am On Nov 22, 2019
ok
Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by Dottore: 6:50am On Nov 22, 2019
Ok
Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by Kurtis02: 6:51am On Nov 22, 2019
undecided undecided undecided

Adverse effect of Technology.

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by SoNature(m): 6:51am On Nov 22, 2019
If they sack 1000 workers, then how many will be left?

When I was growing up, working in the bank was a thing of pride.

Today, the Nigerian banking sector has been bastardized with the casualization of most of them, including university graduates.

If the banking sector is destroyed, the country is finished because this is the most stable industry I can think of.

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by ikennaoma(m): 6:51am On Nov 22, 2019
People they sacked yesterday.

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by Nobody: 6:51am On Nov 22, 2019
My hard earned money is there o

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by DrNueLpureHoney(m): 6:52am On Nov 22, 2019
First Bank no get joy at all niii
Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by 24kmagic: 6:52am On Nov 22, 2019
Na wa
Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by helinues: 6:52am On Nov 22, 2019
Which labour? Labour party from UK?

Cos if Na Nigeria labour, Na only empty threats Dem get

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by meelorlah(f): 6:52am On Nov 22, 2019
shocked
Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by ADUBA1(m): 6:52am On Nov 22, 2019
Bank job no be job
Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by Mshad662(m): 6:52am On Nov 22, 2019
Em hello first bank my money dey with una oh? I no wan hear story pls. Thank you

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by thundafire: 6:53am On Nov 22, 2019
With all der billions gaining Top big men will never change
Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by AsomArchitectNG: 6:53am On Nov 22, 2019
Nigeria is turning into something else by the day....

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by Roadtoyesterday: 6:53am On Nov 22, 2019
LadyBeee:
My hard earned money is there o

If we check now e fit no reach 30k with this your shouting.

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by Yohh: 6:54am On Nov 22, 2019
All First Bank staff will be on prayer mode now.
I hope the Labour tackle this efficiently though I know many staff would still lose their jobs for sure, it might only be on a later day.
Let the bank however follow due process and give the disengaged workers their full entitlements.

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by teniolav: 6:54am On Nov 22, 2019
ProsperChild:
Labour vows to shutdown First Bank over plans to sack over 1000 workers
guardian.ng Nov 22, 2019 4:23 AM

First Bank of Nigeria. Photo: NAIRAMETRICS
Organised labour has vowed to shut down First Bank of Nigeria over plans to sack over 1,000 of its workers without following due process.

President of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE), Anthony Abakpa, who told The Guardian Wednesday that letters were already written and likely to be rolled to the workers yesterday, said the union will ensure it didn’t happen.

He said the union, which is already at alert has written to all labour centres, including the Ministry the Labour and Employment, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and the Association of Senior Staff of Banks Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI).

He said if the lender goes ahead to sack the workers, they will also move swiftly into action by shutting the bank indefinitely.

“How will a bank just go ahead and sack workers without due process and without following the labour laws? If they do anything without following the labour laws, it is an infringement on the rights of the workers and we are going to act swiftly,” Abakpa assured.

He noted that the union would force the bank to respect labour laws, adding that it needs to adhere to laid down guidelines and negotiate good severance packages before sacking the workers.

“We believe in dialogue and collective agreement. Anything that is alien will be unacceptable because we will not support plans that will not be in the interest of workers,” he said.

He said further said: “We have also communicated with our sister union in the bank, the Association of Senior Staff of Banks Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) so that all of us will be on the same page.

“The Ministry has promised to call the bank for a meeting. We got to know that they said the number is not up to 1,000, but they are not denying that they have it in the pipeline to sack workers at this period of the year. We considered this unacceptable, most especially without carrying the union along.”

ASSBIFI President, Oyinkansola Olasanoye, also confirmed that the bank was in the process of disengaging the workers.
She said ASSBIFI was in contact with the NUBIFIE leadership and has put her members on the alert should there be the need for any industrial action against the Bank.

When The Guardian contacted the Corporate Communications Manager of First Bank, Ismail….he refused to comment on the issue, saying he will get back.

Source:

https://guardian.ng/business-services/labour-vows-to-shutdown-first-bank-over-plans-to-sack-over-1000-workers/
arm robbers welcome to our country side
Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by Mshad662(m): 6:54am On Nov 22, 2019
Deomovies:
1000 workers?
Wow!

I am very sure you did not read the article. Lazy Nigerian youth
Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by ifenadi(m): 6:55am On Nov 22, 2019
They have already sacked them yesterday

Oya Labour, shutdown firstbank

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by Nobody: 6:55am On Nov 22, 2019
Roadtoyesterday:


If we check now e fit no reach 30k with this your shouting.
over a million bucks

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Re: Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers by damosade(m): 6:55am On Nov 22, 2019
As a matter of fact, 987 non core staff were laid off yesterday. The did has been done already no reverse

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