The fear of the dreaded Covid-19 seems to be ravaging GTBank as the financial institution has threatened to sanction its workers who refuse to get vaccinated.
According to BUSINESS BELLS, a protracted COVID-19 emergency among its staffers has forced the Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO), owners of GTBank, to impose a mandatory vaccination policy as defaulters risk a 50% pay cut.
In an internal memo, titled -‘Deadline for Covid-19 Vaccination’, and dated Tuesday, September 13, 2021, the financial institution directed its staffers to take the mandatory COVID-19 jab or face the consequence.
The memo signed by the bank’s Operational Risk Management Team in Ajose Adeogun office area of Lagos State stated;
“All staff have been mandated to ensure they receive their vaccines in their various locations on/before 30th of September 2021.
“Please be informed that starting October 2021, any staff that fails to comply will no longer be allowed into the bank’s premises and may be placed on half salary,”
See the memo addressed to staff by GTBank below:
It would be recalled that earlier in the year (2021), COVID-19-related symptoms affected a large number of staffers of GTBank branch located at 42 Oyin Jolayemi St, Victoria Island, Lagos.