10:40, 15.Nov 2018
Some ex-workers of now-defunct UT and Capital Banks, who were absorbed into GCB Bank, have threatened to go to the extreme to get reinstated after their contracts were terminated by GCB Bank.
The workers, numbering about 57, are alleged to have been sacked by GCB Bank for not getting pass marks in Mathematics and English in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) and the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Speaking to Class Business, the spokesperson for the aggrieved ex-workers, Raymond Addae Danquah said the treatment of the workers is inhumane.
He said: “As we speak now, we have about 57 people who have been laid off and there’s more to come from what we hear and for me, it is rather unfortunate that this should happen to this our colleagues of ours.
“The fact that somebody had D or E in one of those core subjects and you use that as a basis to terminate the person’s appointment, this is inhumane and it is about time GCB rehire these people before we go further, because, this matter we are not letting it go, we are taking it to the extreme.
“If they are not rehired, we will take it to the extreme to make sure the right thing is done. The people that were sacked, some of them have done their master’s degree.
“Are you saying the basics of entering GCB is WASSCE ... I have studied the collective bargaining agreement between GCB and the [sacked workers] and there are certain clauses which was even stated when they were filling the forms and which certificate they should provide and SSSCE or WASSCE was not part of it.”