Nationwide News understands that the NCB Financial Group has suspended its COVID-19 test requirement for a further two weeks.

This is the second extension of the requirement, since its announcement last month.

The move comes following a meeting held between the Ministry of Labour, the bank and its Staff Association earlier this week.

The Labour Ministry has set another meeting for Friday, November 19, where the matter will again be raised.

The NCB Staff Association has threatened industrial action after the bank mandated that all its employees take a COVID-19 vaccine or submit to a weekly PCR test requirement.

The policy was to have taken effect on November 3.

The Staff Association has accused the bank of seeking to implement the policy, without sufficient regard for the different reasons employees may be objecting to taking the vaccine.

Several private sector companies have sought to implement vaccine mandates in recent weeks.

Digicel and CARIMED are currently before the Courts, after their employees sought injunctions in the Supreme Court against their company’s mandates.

Those matters are awaiting further hearing in the Court.