Africa unionists meet over Barclays issue
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – UNION leaders from several African countries are meeting in Accra, Ghana this week to launch UNI Global Union’s Barclays Africa Alliance aimed at developing a strong network of union members throughout the continent.
Union leaders from Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe will attend.
The main objective of this three year project, is to improve the working conditions of the African employees of Barclays by increasing union density at the grassroots level while reaching out to the top management to negotiate collective agreements to safeguard workers’ rights.
UNI Global Union’s General Secretary Philip Jennings said, “This is a bold initiative which comes only months before the UNI Global Union World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.”
The theme of the congress is “Including You” which is also at the heart of UNI’s Barclays Africa Alliance.
Barclays, whose image has been negatively affted by controversy recently, is going through a period of profound transformation that will impact staff throughout the organisation.
– CAJ News
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