Over 900 workers who were laid off work by Ecobank Nigeria, yesterday disrupted services at the headquarters of the bank in Victoria Island as they refused to meet with top management of the bank in the absence of its chief executive, Patrick Akinwuntan.
National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) on yesterday picketed the headquarters of Ecobank Plc on Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island in Lagos over alleged non-payment of severance allowance to over 900 staff who were sacked by the bank recently.
Some of the staff who said they had worked with the bank for up to 12 years said they got only N120,000 as severance benefits.
According to Leadership Newspaper, efforts by some top management of the bank to meet with the union and aggrieved members was abortive as the union insisted on having a sit-down only with the managing director and chief executive, Patrick Akinwuntan.
According to NUBIFE, over 900 members of staff were relieved by the bank last week and replaced with the same number almost immediately.