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KCB challenges S. Sudan staff reinstatement order

KCB customers being served. file photo | nmg
KCB customers being served. file photo | nmg 

KCB #ticker:KCB is set to challenge an order by South Sudan’s Labour minister, Gathoth Gatkuoth, requiring the lender’s subsidiary in that market to reinstate 67 employees who were sacked after participating in a strike.

The minister was quoted by the country’s media saying KCB did not follow the law when terminating the employees. Staff of KCB South Sudan went on strike earlier in the year demanding better pay and working conditions.

“This is to confirm that we are in receipt of the communication from the Ministry of Labour in South Sudan regarding this matter. We are weighing the options at our disposal and we are optimistic that this issue will be resolved in a realistic, fair and workable manner,” KCB’s Nairobi office told the Business Daily.

“The review of our workforce and operations has been done in keeping with the best business practice in a tough operating environment.

“This has been carried out in line with KCB Group’s overall operational and governance structures and in strict adherence of national laws” 

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