Angry Casual Workers Blast CBN Over Non-payment Of Benefits

Over 500 temporary members of staff who were laid off in 2008 have accused the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) of non-payment of terminal benefits in spite of a resolution of the House of Representatives asking that the payments be made.

In a “save our soul” message to President Goodluck Jonathan and the members of the National Assembly, the representative of the workers,  Bulus Daniel, lamented that the CBN has still refused to pay terminal  benefits to the retrenched staff who had put in between five and 20 years of service.

A resolution of the House, following consideration by its Committee on Public Petitions in October 2014 directed that the the Central Bank to reconsider and review the exit benefits of the petitioners and together with the petitioners work out the best formula with a view to bringing it to parity and conformity with the Central Bank’s Condition of Service.

The House also condemned the common practice whereby CBN and other commercial banks in Nigeria employ casual workers to “minimise costs and maximise profit without recourse to the express prohibition of such mode of employment under the existing Labour Act.

 

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