The Zambia Union of Financial and Allied Workers has revealed that workers at First Alliance Bank have not received their salaries for over a year now.
ZUFIAW General Secretary Chingati Msiska told Journalists that the situation at First Alliance Bank has now reached desperate levels.
Mr Msiska has since appealed to the Ministry of Labour to intervene and protect the workers from further exploitation.
He warned that ZUFIAW is ready to declare a dispute with the bank management saying negotiations for improved conditions have dragged for a long time.
“What is happening at First Alliance is unacceptable. We want the Ministry of Labour to step in and put this to a stop. As a Union, we have been patient with management but our patience is now running thin,” Mr Msiska said.
But management at First Alliance Bank has refuted the allegations that workers have not been paid for over a year.
A Mr Mulambya who identified himself as the Human Resources Officer at the bank said ZUFIAW did not know what it was talking about.
“These are total lies, they don’t know what they are talking about. It’s not true,” he said.