ADB to punish about 100 of its workers over sit down strike

ADB logoDocuments cited by Citi Business News reveal about 100 workers of agricultural development bank (adb) may be transferred, suspended and in some cases sacked by the bank for embarking on sit down strike early this year.

The workers under the instruction of the Professional and Managerial Staff Union and the Local Union of the bank on May 28th this year embarked on a sit down strike to press home their demand for the resignation of the bank’s Board members and the Managing Director, Stephen Kpordzih.

The strike was also to protest “the failure of the appointing authorities to nominate external investigators to support the BoG (Bank of Ghana) to unravel the truth.” Correspondence from management of the bank to workers who took part in the strike cited by Citi Business News on 13th of October,2015 questioned why they went ahead with the strike despite an earlier warning stating that their action was illegal.

The letter stated ‘our records showed that you did not work. Your action took place after the Executive Head – HR had sent a mail to all staff, including you, on the said day, indicating to you that its attention had been drawn to an instruction purported to have been issued by the Union and directing its members to undertake a sit-down protest, which it found unmeritorious.

The said mail also indicated that the call was illegal and advised staff to go about their tasks as usual. I personally also sent a mail thereafter to all Retail staff, including you, asking you to open for service.

Evidence of the said mails have been attached for ease of reference’. The letter added that the workers in question ignored the directive warning them not to proceed with the strike and asked them to explicate why the bank should not take any disciplinary action against them.

Source: theCitiFmOnline

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