The National Commercial Bank Staff Association will be meeting with the management of the financial institution this afternoon to discuss further the union’s issues with the bank’s new vaccine policy.

This was confirmed by the Chairman of the National Commercial Bank Staff Association, Paul Stewart who spoke with Nationwide News.

Mr. Stewart says the majority of the staff members are not in support of the vaccine policy.

The NCB Staff Association Chairman says they aren’t particularly pleased with what he described as a ‘big stick approach’ by NCB.

Paul Stewart, Chairman of the National Commercial Bank Staff Association.

The NCB Financial Group has become the latest private sector company to issue a vaccine mandate for its staff.

The mandate was issued by way of a staff circular dated October 12, over the signature of the company’s Group CEO, Patrick Hylton.

NCB employees who’ve not received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the month will be required to present a negative PCR test by Wednesday of each week.

The PCR testing requirement will take effect on November 3, and will be at the employee’s expense.

The mandate makes an exception for employees who may be unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons.

Employees who do not comply with the vaccination or testing requirement will be required to take the days on which they are absent from work as unpaid leave.

NCB says vacation days may also be used in lieu of unpaid days with the permission of the employee’s manager.