The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) are refuting last week’s media claims that over 30 employees were sacked from the Fund.
The reports quoted a team of disgruntled employees claiming their contracts were not renewed. These proceeded to write a letter to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social development Pius Bigirimana re-appealing against the decision of NSSF management not to renew their contracts.
They are now accusing the NSSF board of malice and sabotage. They claim that there was bias and victimisation while reviewing their contracts.
NSSF’s Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba in a statement today clarified that an end of employment contract review process took place between May and June 2017 and it was recommended that contracts of 12 employees should not be renewed.
“There were various reasons as to why these contracts weren’t renewed. It should be noted that contract renewal is beyond performance, it involves a lot of other things like work attitude, conduct, relationship with colleagues among others,” he added.
“However, some employees felt aggrieved and appealed against the recommendation;” he said, adding that management then initiated a process to review the recommendation.
“This process is on-going in accordance with the Fund’s Human Resource Policy Manual. All the affected employees have been given a fair opportunity to present their grievances and be heard and a final outcome of this process will be duly communicated to the concerned parties,” he said.
Byarugaba also said that not renewing employee contracts is a normal global practice carried out by most corporate companies worldwide.