Business News Sun, 14 Apr 2019

GCB Bank summoned by Labour Department over dismissal of 164 staff

The management of GCB Bank has been summoned by the Labour Department over the dismissal of some employees of the bank.

Reports suggest the appointments of some 164 staff of the GBC Bank have been terminated.

Majority of those affected are former staff of the defunct UT and Capital banks who were absorbed by GCB following the collapse of both banks.

Some of the workers claim no explanation was given before they were dismissed from the bank.

The Graphic Online reports that the aggrieved workers have since engaged the services of a labour consultant, Seth Ablosu, to lead them in discussions with the management of GCB Bank.

“The scale of terminations so far appear to be targeted at ex-workers of UT and Capital Bank after they have conscientiously worked to ensure the seamless transfer of customers records and details of transaction to ensure a successful integration exercise,” a letter from the consultant to the Chief Labour Officer said.

Meanwhile, the Chief Labour Officer, Eugene Korletey, has summoned the management of GCB Bank over the dismissals.

The Labour Department aims to clarify the nature of the termination of the appointments of the staff.

“If it is a redundancy, then we need to ask the parties to negotiate on issues,” Mr. Korletey said, as quoted by the Daily Graphic.

Section 30 of the Labour Act 2003 points to the fact that workers whose appointments are terminated shall not be deprived of any other grants or awards to which he or she is entitled.

Source: yen.com.gh