Representatives of the workers' committees from
The 24 million shares approximate 10% of
Mutinhiri said: "From the start of the programme we have never had a chance to participate actively on the decisions concerning the trust. There was a deed of trust that came out but we were not consulted and there was no input at all from the workers."
"We were told that we won't be able to participate; instead we would be represented by the original trustees who are people taken from the company's managerial positions, that is human resources, finance... -- who have the company's interest at heart and not ours."
He bemoaned the lack of consultation by the trustees, when they borrowed money from the Old Mutual Meikles pension fund.
"The Trustees went ahead without consulting the workers on where they would get the money to buy the shares. They borrowed from the Old Mutual Meikles pension fund and took
"We were told that we would get the shares only when all have been bought. Right now we have nothing. Instead we have a loan taken from our pension and the interest has now accumulated to
However they have not been updated on the situation.
Chairperson of Tanganda Tea workers committee Blame Dhonza said it was clear that
Dhonza said: "There is a lot of dilly-dallying and dragging of issues. We appeal to the responsible people to make follow ups and put up mechanisms that indeed
There was no representative from
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