The National Syndicate of Banks and Financial Institutions of Mali (SYNABEF) is on a 72 hour strike which began since Tuesday 22 August 2017. The decision comes after the expiry of the 72-hour strike notice period filed by SYNABEF following the dismissal of their comrade, Issaka Traore of NSIA-Mali.
According to Hamadoun Bah, administrative secretary of SYNABEF, the strike is being observed after several negotiations between the workers and the General Directorate of NSIA-Mali with a view to rescinding the decision to dismiss Issaka TRAORE, general secretary of the Trade Union of Workers Of the insurance company.
“NSIA Assurances, which is based in Abidjan in the Ivorian capital, is a melting pot. The structure includes foreigners from both sides. Knowing that Mali has a 25-year-old democracy, we no longer need to ask for the law to be applied. You cannot work in a country and not respect the laws of this country. We are just asking for the immediate dismissal of the Director General of NSIA ASSURANCES and his deputy for the deliberate and flagrant disregard of the laws “, he said.
Hamadoun BAH also added that if his grievances are not satisfied, SYNABEF will move to higher gear by decreeing an unlimited strike.