Heritage Bank staff accuse Receiver of shortchanging them

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Some staff of Heritage Bank, now defunct, have accused the Receiver from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Mr Vish Ashiagbor of shortchanging them. According to them, Mr Ashiagbor has refused to pay what is due them amid disputes…

Some staff of Heritage Bank, now defunct, have accused the Receiver from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Mr Vish Ashiagbor of shortchanging them.

According to them, Mr Ashiagbor has refused to pay what is due them amid disputes.

Mr Justice Bonney, who spoke on behalf of the staff, questioned the legitimacy of the package being negotiated for them.

He also said they were not consulted in the selection of the person representing the staff in the negotiations.

“They agreed on three-and-a-half months’ salary cap of GHS20,000 with first-quarter fuel allowance and then first quarter clothing allowance.”

“We didn’t get any communication from our reps and before we realised, that agreement had been signed on our behalf. Our head of HR [was not supposed to be] a representative on that negotiation table to the best of our knowledge.”

“Our position is that even with the MoU, we were not communicated to and it was signed by somebody who did not represent our interest,” Mr Bonney said.

The Bank of Ghana revoked the licence of Heritage Bank in 2018 over claims that there were some anomalies with its licensing. It also said the majority shareholder was not “fit and proper” to own a bank.

Source: Citinewsroom.com

Kofi Atinka

Kofi Atinka