The Zimbabwe Banks and Allied Workers Union (ZIBAWU) has written to South Africa’s Nedbank notifying it of its intention to demonstrate at its offices.
The demonstration, according to ZIBAWU, has been necessitated by Nedbank’s local subsidiary’s reluctance to award its employees a salary increment.
A letter written by ZIBAWU president, Peter Mutasa and directed to the Nedbank chief executive officer Mike Brown, dated 23 July 2019 reads in part:
Nedbank is refusing to consider anything from workers as the local management says it has not been given approvals to engage workers from head office.
This is in stark contrast with another South African based bank, Standard Bank that has been exemplary and is leading the way in mitigating the suffering of workers.
It even sent head office senior management to find out how difficult it was for workers.
We have therefore resolved that we must send a group of comrades to picket for three days at your Head office, number 135 Sandown, 2196 Sandton from 5-7 August 2019.
Mutasa is also the president of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).