Workers shut down Union Bank Nigeria

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at 01:08 PM, 15/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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It was a day of mixed business operations for Union Bank. While its 41st annual general meeting was on at Maiduguri, Borno State capital, protesting staff shut down the bank’s operations nationwide.The workers said they have had enough of the mismanagement of the present management staff, and in particular, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Funke Osibodu. They are also complained about the alleged termination of 200 staff without due process. “Enough is enough,” said one of the protesters, who did not wish to be named. “What is it? Since she came, we have not known peace. She has been undermining workers solidarity and constantly deducting workers salary for no specific reason. We need answers to her actions so far. We need her to clarify certain thing we don’t understand. All the tax that are being deducted from our salaries, there is no evidence that they are being remitted to the tax office. She is looting our money. They were told to come here and raise our share capital base. Nothing has happened so far. It’s not really the layoff that is our problem now.”

Inquiries revealed that all the branches of the bank nationwide were affected by the protest as the central server which is supposed to link up the systems for the online services were shut down as well. The protest is one of the fallouts of the restructuring of the rescued banks by the Central Bank which commenced last year with the takeover of nine banks.

Protest would continue

Denja Yakub, the Assistant secretary Nigeria Labour Congress, said the protest “would continue forever.” “We have succeeded in shutting down all Union Bank branches nationwide,” he said. “They didn’t work anywhere today and we will continue tomorrow. It will continue forever until they decide to talk with us.” Mr Yakub alleged that the bank management has ignored implementation of all collective agreements it signed with the union, misappropriated shareholders’ funds, and sacked over 200 workers without due process.

Among the placards and hand bills held by the protesting workers were inscriptions like ‘Madam Osibodu, stop undermining workers’ solidarity’. ‘Know that working men have no country’. ‘While the wages of workers is under assault, the directors’ income is witnessing an upward swing’. ‘Osibodu, why are you moving deposit to our competitors? Tell the world why you ceded our US$500 million deposit to First Bank of Nigeria’. ‘Madam Osibodu, you represent the Jezebel of our time. We bind you, don’t disturb’.

However, while her house was literarily on fire, Mrs Osibodu was assuring shareholders that better days are ahead as a result of the changes being implemented in the bank. “We are confident that the changes being implemented in the bank will yield the desired results such that they will begin to reap good returns from their investments in the bank in the near future,” she said.

Francis Barde, the bank’s spokesperson, said he was unable to comment on the picketing and promised to call back; which he did not do as at the time of going to the press.

baby14life at 03:46 PM, 15/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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He did de right thing
Abdulrasak at 04:32 PM, 15/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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Somebody has to fight, it can just keep going on like that, i support your decision man, carry go
waco at 04:43 PM, 15/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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thats good

TOCHI4LOVE at 05:11 PM, 15/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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ok now Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
brainline at 05:17 PM, 15/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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dats ok 4me....
kc40 at 05:22 PM, 15/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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Pepesy at 05:26 PM, 15/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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Henchmann at 05:31 PM, 15/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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That bank, just like ECONET WIRELESS , behaves like a spoilt child. Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue
nattdims at 10:39 PM, 15/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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Thats why i hate to work in a Bank!,infact civil service as a whole.They really know how to render people useless.
TOCHI4LOVE at 11:23 PM, 15/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: nattdims on 10:39 PM, 15/12/2010
Thats why i hate to work in a Bank!,infact civil service as a whole.They really know how to render people useless.
chrisfab at 07:20 AM, 16/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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Am not suprise atall all dis managing director are d biggest money launders.d other time efcc recovered 1.5 billion dorllas frm just 1 person mrs cecilia ibru
simele at 08:24 AM, 16/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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anything man can do woman can even more better especially corruption
MissyBarbie at 10:20 AM, 16/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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Teeteeylaryor at 10:26 AM, 16/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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hmnmn good move............but this is killing some financially,  physically Grin

Docchuks at 07:59 AM, 17/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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Did they really expect the bank's spokesman to call back.

iyahalimah at 10:27 AM, 17/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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nattdims i gbadun ur comments jare! if they did not stage that protest we outside the system will not know that banks do have problems. infact i am tired with the way they treat we customers when we come to make withdrawals. good for them i pray they get the hell out of that bank fast before it is too late for them to get jobs that will guarantee thier future, retirement and old age in life.
kafnike at 01:02 PM, 17/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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 Sad ;)Great, but they should consider their customers. Pls, make dialog.
Michor at 02:26 PM, 17/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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 Dat is Fantastic, bt sorry 4 d creditors
nne_akuma at 03:10 PM, 17/12/2010 (7 years ago)
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the workers should be told why their salaries are being slashed, u cant just do that to people who are working hard without any reason. i hope the sacked workers were also told why they were sacked and adequately compensated cos if not they have the right to sue the bank for a large sum of money  Grin
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