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SLCB, Rokel Bank Staff Resume Work

18,Jul 2018
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Yesterday, striking workers of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank and Rokel Commercial Bank were asked to quit their action resume work while government discusses the concerns they raised over their leave allowances and general welfare.

Present in the deliberations between representatives of the banks' staff associations and government stakeholders was the Chairman of the National Commission for Privatization, Umaru Napoleon Koroma.

Mr. Koroma said government takes their concerns very seriously and that everything effort would be applied to ensure staff of both banks are not adversely affected by any policy directive from government. He however cautioned the staff to be magnanimous in their pursuit of raising their concerns.

He said: “It is very important for you to know that whatever policy we make is to help improve the lives of ordinary Sierra Leoneans and your concerns will be shortly communicated to the President for immediate action. We however want you to go back to work as this strike action has very serious impact on the economy."

After two hours of deliberations, staff representatives and managers of both banks agreed to convey government's message to their membership for the immediate resumption of duties.

Other notable personalities present were the Minister of Information, Mohamed Swarray, Minister of Labour, Adenkulne King, Secretary to the President Julius Sandy, Financial Secretary Sahr Jusu, and Bank Governor, Patrick Conteh

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