Workers employed to CIBC First Caribbean take industrial action over staffing concerns

Workers employed to the CIBC First Caribbean Bank islandwide have taken industrial action over staffing concerns.

The workers, who are represented by the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) reportedly called in sick this morning (October 2) after talks with management failed to achieve the intended results.

As a result of the protest, the Bank says it will be providing in-person banking services to clients at the Liguanea branch only from 9:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Head of the BITU, Kavan Gayle says the union has been discussing with the bank about the manpower/resource issue in various aspects of the business, especially the branch network.

he notes that the employees have been experiencing the effects of staff shortages.

Mr. Gayle said customers and clients continue to use the traditional services in branch and this has put pressure on the workers who remain in the system.


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