Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Bata shoe company shuts down due to operational challenges facing the firm
Shoe manufacturing company, Bata, shut down with effect from yesterday in what company officials say is phase one of the annual shutdown, meant to address the operational challenges besetting the firm.
Managing director Loius Pinto is said to be out of office until September 2, when Bata resumes operations.
"I have been advised by officials in the human resources department to tell you that Pinto is not available until September 2, when the company resumes operations," a security guard at the reception said.
Early last month, Pinto circulated an internal memo advising workers that the company would adjust its working calendar to accommodate two shutdowns instead of the usual one in mid-December.
"The economic environment in Zimbabwe continues to pose challenges to our industry," part of the memo dated July 2, reads. "The company is operating amid very difficult conditions and in an attempt to mitigate the challenges and continue to remain operational, the company has introduced some adjustments to the current working calendar."
Phase one of the shutdown will commence on August 5 to 30, with the factory reopening on September 2. The second phase of the annual shutdown will commence on December 20, with the company reopening on January 6 the following year.
At its peak, Bata employed more than 5 000 workers, but has trimmed its workforce to about 1 500 due to viability problems caused by the country's more than a decade-long economic crisis.
There were also reports that other companies in the city were cutting working hours for their employees, as they struggled to keep operational.
Remember to Click the Share Button below and Share the Video with your Facebook Friends !!!!
Midlands State University students are involved in Prostitution & some living as husband and wife with their boyfriends due to accommodation problemsMSU Student in Senga GWERU - Students at the Midlands State University (MSU) continue to face accommodation problems, as the institution...
Alick Macheso gets about $15000 per week for 3 shows and pays his band members $50 each & his band members recorded their own albumThe empire that Ambassador Alick Macheso took a long time to build is shaken to the core amid reports that a massive exodus of key band mem...
A bedroom video clip featuring a married Chitungwiza businessman has leaked in Zimbabwe. The businessman, identified as Ngoni Mhuriro of Ze...
A study into marital infidelity has found that longer penises are linked to wives cheating on their spouses. The study, published in th...
A self-proclaimed church apostle with Kingdom Worship Centre Church was on Monday night shamed after he was caught pants down with a marrie...
Tsvangirai's wife love affair with ex-boyfriend deepens, she rushed to South Africa while Tsvangirai went to Buhera to consult village elders on how to handle this embarrassing matterElizabeth Macheka Crying Outgoing PM Tsvangirai’s wife Elizabeth Macheka is wreaking havoc in her boyfriend Mr Kennedy Ngirazi’s marria...
Tawanda with a Snake A man from Domboshava could not hide his secret anymore and decided to come in the open in a desperate search for h...
Exiled Telecel boss James Makamba has for the first time spoken about the widespread rumors of an affair with the First Lady, Grace MugabeExiled businessman, James Makamba has for the first time spoken out about the widespread rumours of an affair with the First Lady, Grace Mu...
RECENT POSTS NEW
Powered By Blogger Widgets