Organized labour, on Thursday, July 11, 2019, took over the Victoria Island, Lagos headquarters of Ecobank Plc to protest the alleged sacking of workers.
The protesters accused the management of the bank of sacking over 1000 workers without paying the expected benefits.
Ecobank has however defended their action by insisting it did not sack its real workers, adding that it only decided against renewing the contract of certain workers from its third party recruitment agencies and nothing more.
But while the protest raged, the former workers of the bank accused the management of the bank of unfair labour practice such as unfriendly environment, victimization of outsource staff by core staff and so on.
The workers also complained about having to come to work on weekend, with no rest for the staff, retrenchment of staff without consulting the union, among others.
Defending their action, bank said in a statement early on Thursday that it only decided against renewing the contract from its third party recruitment agencies.
The bank also added that some palliatives had been put in place by the bank to cushion the effects on those affected, even though it didn’t provide details.