As a result of the numerous 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.
Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment in a statement released yesterday said the directive is as a result of the apprehension by his office of the various disputes in the sector in compliance with the provisions of the labour laws of Nigeria.
“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 undertaken 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 ante-belum,” he said.
Originally posted 2016-06-04 00:17:37.