The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has justified its decision to sack fifteen of the bank’s management staff in what it refers to as a result of a new organizational structure.
[contextly_sidebar id=”pnQke8F4a0NjBbYDjQ0CspzxGSGHzoW5″]Fifteen workers of ADB were yesterday 11th November, 2015 fired by the bank.
According to ADB, the 15 staff members were no longer needed by the bank as ‘their roles have fallen away’ and so needed to be sacked.
Specific positions affected included one executive director, head of marketing, chief risk officer, risk manager, head asset finance, asset and liability manager, manager domestic clearing, executive head finance and planning among others.
The development also comes a month after Citi Business News reported of moves by the bank to sack about a 100 staff who were implicated for engaging in a sit down strike seeking the dismissal of the board and the Managing director, Stephen Kpordzih.
But in an interview, the marketing and communication manager of ADB, Solomon Adu Atisso explained that all staff had long been notified of the action.
“This happened way back…even last year there were reforms before even the Akosombo consensus in January. So even after that we decided as a bank that this is the right way to go as a bank before even the union issues came up, we need to look forward be agile and respond to the needs of customers, and I think that is the right way to go,” he said.
Meanwhile Citi Business News understands more layoffs will be announced within the coming days as letters are being handed over to workers found culpable of flouting company rules.
This to many, however comes as a breach to the agreement signed between the TUC to reinstate the workers who were interdicted following the industrial action.
Solomon Adu Atisso further denied such claims saying,
“If you look at the communique, you will realize that some workers were not sacked necessarily based on the strike, but we have our own internal procedures and some of them (workers) might have breached the Human Resource procedures. Also, based on the consensus of the disciplinary committee, whatever recommendations that were made, that is what it is being meted out to them.”
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citifmonline.com/Ghana