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Mass Sack: 116 Ex-Employees Drag UBA To Court, Seek Payment Of 2bn For Unjust Dismissal

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About 116 staff of United Bank For Africa (UBA) who were recently sacked have instituted a case before an industrial court praying the court to declare their dismissal as illegal.

The staff members insisted in a joint suit that their sack was unjust.

The workers, through their counsel, Elvis E. Asia Esq., filed a complaint on March 13, 2020, with suit No. NICN/LA/112/2020.

They claimed that the “bank capriciously availed them loans as early as December 2019 to surreptitiously take back what will be due to them as terminal benefits.”

They explained to the court that the bank invited them to meetings at their various branches and asked them to resign immediately.

Their statement partly read, “They were further told that resignation was a condition precedent to being paid terminal benefits.

“The claimants wrote resignation letters but later discovered that they were already exited from the bank before they were asked to resign.

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