Labour congress protests Heritage Bank’s termination of contract staff

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

The Labour Congress on Thursday, staged a picket at the headquarters of Heritage Bank in Victoria Island, Lagos, in response to the termination of employment contracts for 1,000 support workers.

Led by the National President of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees, Comrade Anthony Abakpa, the protest aimed to address the alleged lack of due process in the bank’s decision-making process.

During the demonstration, Comrade Abakpa emphasized the union’s commitment to advocating for justice on behalf of the affected workers. He asserted that the bank’s management failed to adhere to proper procedures before implementing the mass layoff.

Moreover, he highlighted the union’s determination to escalate their demands until the bank’s management takes appropriate action to address the situation.

The protest underscored broader concerns about the treatment of workers in the banking sector, particularly regarding job security and fair labor practices. The union’s actions reflect a collective effort to hold financial institutions accountable for their treatment of employees and to ensure that workers’ rights are respected.

Moving forward, the union intends to maintain pressure on Heritage Bank’s management, urging them to rectify the situation and provide redress for the affected workers. Additionally, they seek assurances from the bank’s leadership that similar incidents will be handled in accordance with established labor laws and regulations.

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