Monday 12th March, 2018 – Royal Bank of Canada opened for business shortly after noon today after employees signed in for duty this morning but refused to take up their positions.
Instead they journeyed to Antigua and Barbuda Workers’ Union for a meeting with their representatives where they aired their grievances on matters that are affecting their jobs.
Following a buyout by RBTT by Royal Bank of Canada, many of the bank’s employees have expressed uncertainty about their future with the lending institution.
According to David Messaih of the A&BWU, the bank’s management is making decisions without the union’s involvement. Additionally, negotiations on salary increases and job security are not progressing.
Today’s walkout by staff has resulted in the bank’s top brass requesting a meeting with the union for Tuesday afternoon.
It appears the union is willing to lead their employees into taking industrial action if progress is not made.
Close to 40 employees of the bank walked out this morning.