The General Workers’ Union is urging bank employees to resign from the union they form part of and join it instead “because a new government is in place”.

Workers at Bank of Valletta and APS Bank said they were told the GWU was in a better position to guarantee improved working conditions and salaries. They were also given a template resignation letter from their union.

The president of the Malta Union of Bank Employees, William Portelli, said the GWU’s actions were a vicious act against solidarity between unions. He said the MUBE had no issues with the new government.

GWU general secretary Tony Zarb it was “normal” that the GWU approached workers who were not its members. He could not confirm that officials were using the election of a Labour Government as leverage.

mxuereb@timesofmalta.com

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