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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Striking GTBank staff to meet Central Bank today

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By Tabora Bojang

The Central Bank of the Gambia will meet protesting staff of Guaranty Trust Bank today to resolve a raging crisis between the managing director Adesina Adebesin and the general staff.

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The staff embarked on a nationwide strike yesterday after they accused the bank’s MD of violating policies on promotions, pay rises and career developments.
The strike which affected the Bank’s operations country wide was called off after three hours following an intervention by the Central Bank.

“The CBG intervened and gave us assurances that all our demands will be met and urged us to go back to work. We complied with the CBG and they have selected some staff representatives to meet them tomorrow with our demand letter,” an anonymous senior staff told The Standard.

“The CBG has also ordered that an appraisal committee be in place so that all deserving promotions are done.”
This is the second time in a year that the Central Bank intervened to stop a potential internal row between the management and staff of the GTBank.
In September the staff petitioned the CBG to intervene and prevent the management from sacking four senior staff of the bank.

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