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Bank Workers Threaten Strikes Over Wages

Bank Workers Threaten Strikes Over Wages

A massive strike is looming in Zimbabwe’s banking sector after bank workers gave their respective managements a 21-day ultimatum to restore salaries to the pre-2018 scales or face industrial action.

Tawanda Mutemi, the Zimbabwe Banks and Allied Workers Union (ZIBAWU) national president, confirmed the development in an interview with the Grazers News. He said:

We had an emergency meeting at the Ministry of Labour (on February 3 2022) where we discussed our welfare and working conditions.

The officials from the ministry were there to broker the talks since we are not civil servants.

An agreement at the end of the day was then reached to the effect that in the next 21 days, our employers must have addressed our demands.

In October 2018, the Government reintroduced the Zimbabwean dollar and since then, the new currency has steadily lost value, effectively reducing wages.

The lowest-paid banking employee is currently getting a gross salary of ZW$26 000, which translates to US$224 on the official market but about US$130 on the parallel market.

Mutemi revealed that before 2018, the lowest employee in the banking sector earned US$900. He said:

That is the amount of money we are saying must be paid to the least earner in our sector. We are demanding that we be paid in forex.

The banks have the capacity to pay such salaries because they used to do so and can still afford to.

The ZIBAWU president said they gave their employers a grace period to give dialogue a chance but if that fails, they will resort to industrial action.

More: Grazers News


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31 Comments

💪💪💪 3 months ago

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WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

WHETHER OUR GOVERNMENT LIKES IT OR NOT IT IS BEING FORCED TO RETURN PRE OCTOBER 2018 US$ SALARIES. BANK WORKERS UNION HAVE GIVEN THEIR EMPLOYERS 21 DAYS NOTICE OF THEIR DEMANDS FAILURE OF WHICH THEY WILL EMBARK ON A STRIKE ACTION.

PRESSURE SEEMS TO BE COMING FROM EVERY ANGLE NOW. GOVERNMENT IS REALLY UNDER PRESSURE FROM MANY ANGLES.

ZANU PF GOVERNMENT MUST ACT LIKE THE PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT WHICH STATUS THEY CLAIM TO BE.

[ DEVOTION ]

WITHOUT COUNCIL, PLANS GO AWRY, BUT IN THE MULTIPLE OF COUNCILORS, THEY ARE ESTABLISHED. [PROVERBS 15:22]

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Imwe Mbeu 3 months ago

Gvmnt irikuti-dyira musaga zvayo


sponono 3 months ago

Aah saka ngaapinde zvake mukomana


Mafyt aka Tkt 3 months ago

@Tkt aka maFyt..... Wakagara waitsigira chibato chema endless dreams of winning elections, ini maya come rain come thunder VIVA ZANU-PF VIVA


E Chikwenza 3 months ago

Nhau yemasalaries haisisiri yemasectors yave yeevery worker


E Chikwenza 3 months ago


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Tkt aka maFyt 3 months ago

I give up supporting sh*t..I can't even to buy a Valentine's present to my one n only lovely Shona bbe..I am proudly Ndebele buh I don't go for Ndebele whores..Shonas are better than us in every way.
Phansi ngezanu


Sponono 3 months ago

Pamberi ne zanu pf

Pamberi nekubatana

Pasi na ccc


Tkt aka maFyt 3 months ago

Ini ndakusupporter CCC ,party ine future,by 2024 ndoda kuroora..zanu haina dhiri

EG PFUUU 3 months ago

*Izvizvirikuitika zvikaramba zvichiitika pane zvichaitika chete*


am smelling Zimbabwe 3 months ago

may the whole country go to strike

we need our pre 2018 salaries

pamberi ne bhora kumusango

vote ED munangagwa out


Patriot 3 months ago

ZANU can be removed orally ,theoretically and on social platform like this,practically on the ground never .you will be shocked again next year mobamugwa.god is not democractic


Makelanwi 3 months ago

Inga taikuudzai kuti malockdown aye had nothing to do with Covid-19..Covid-19 yakatombobatsira vakuru venyika kuti tisaona hutera hwavo.Zvadhakwa,manje manje isu anaMAhobho wakuda kujamukawoooo


Sponono 3 months ago

ZIMBABWE # Bhazi Harichina Driver, Regay Mukomana Ambotyairawo Bhazi iri.

Zim Shut Down #### Takutojamuka


Hulk Hogan 3 months ago

Kkkkkkk Khumalo ya wazi wangicaza,mina ngicabange ngalo mnyaka ngalala ZB Bank ,kusisa kwaba lenye ivigo.Imali ngathola ngama 2pm i 50 Trillion,ngithe ngiphuma ngathenga isitshwala le drink ngathenga i Cabbage,imali iyasalayo yayingasakwani umtshova.Ngaquma ngenyawo ngafika endlini unkosikazi wangibheka ngelinge ilihlo,safa ngokuhleka sobabili..Life goes on ,iZimbabwe le isifundise okunengi.


Sponono 3 months ago

@ DP I've never wished death upon someone but zvee this time Ayewa chembere neharahwa mucoffin.... Ndavafe vanhu ava

Daily prophecy 3 months ago

2030 kudiiko rufu runenge ratonga ☝

Sponono 3 months ago

Chinondinetsa Zanu inotaura kuti vision 2030 as if vakatanga kutonga 2018 yet vakatanga kare kubira nyika mari. Zimbabwe was at its best before Zanu and paye pakaitwa GNU the rest kwangove kukunguruka tichienda kumawere

Daily prophecy 3 months ago

Nyika yese zvoyotoenda paStrike regai tinzwe Council police soldiers zupco kuti vakuzvigona sei


Sponono 3 months ago

Banking makawandisa ikoko recently stalwart yakati we are retrenchment


Fatbwoy 3 months ago

VIOLENCE😂😂😂

Sponono 3 months ago

Ayika ko kwava neumwewo chiponono unoshaya zvekuita. My guy kuuya kwako paplatform apa inhamo iyi, Zanu yacho yakushungurudza, after all pane vakambodya, varikudya uye vachadya ne Zanu iwe hauwanikwi havatokuzive infact chero ukafa havaneyi newe. Zanu yacho inosemeswa nenhamo yako. Tibvisirweyi dzungu pamwe mungaonawo kurikuenda nyika.

Kwete kungoswerero kuti nywe Zanu nywe Zanu vamwe vachidya mari iwe uchiswerero pindula baba vakura sewe hausvodi.

Nhamo inopengesa shuwa

Mukuda manarguments but pa fair munezhara bambo kumbirayi yesadza zvakanaka Chamisa haanyime

Jenet J 3 months ago

BREAKING NEWS

Heads are rolling, can someone prophesy

VOTE:CCC


KHUMALO 3 months ago

*Ngo2008 ngedate yanamhlanje yikho engadla amachunks ayengelamafutha, ngiwapheke ngenkuni ze5trillion, elemibhida ye 5billion ngafaka isawudo le 17billion, kanye lokulitamatisi kwe 3billion*

Angeke ngakukhohlwa lokhu


Mobutho 3 months ago

@Sponono ua the only one anoda ZANU yako iyoyo Chakaora Chinhu ichocho Chaunoda and also hazvinei neZanu izvi


Sponono 3 months ago

Pamberi ne zanu pf


Sponono 3 months ago

Ayika ko kwava neumwewo chiponono unoshaya zvekuita. My guy kuuya kwako paplatform apa inhamo iyi, Zanu yacho yakushungurudza, after all pane vakambodya, varikudya uye vachadya ne Zanu iwe hauwanikwi havatokuzive infact chero ukafa havaneyi newe. Zanu yacho inosemeswa nenhamo yako. Tibvisirweyi dzungu pamwe mungaonawo kurikuenda nyika.

Kwete kungoswerero kuti nywe Zanu nywe Zanu vamwe vachidya mari iwe uchiswerero pindula baba vakura sewe hausvodi.

Nhamo inopengesa shuwa

Mukuda manarguments but pa fair munezhara bambo kumbirayi yesadza zvakanaka Chamisa haanyime

😻😻😻😻 3 months ago

Even is Vana Gold Fingers Our Union ZITA Takuda kuenda pa Gofast now 🤔 (Zim thugs Association) President 👽💩


citizen 3 months ago

zvakunakidza manje... the whole of Zim should be shut down


Executioner 3 months ago

U are very correct


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