Unite Scotland has reacted to the news that HSBC is planning to close its contact centre in Edinburgh.
Unite deputy Scottish secretary Mary Alexander said: “Unite believes that the closure of this contact centre is badly timed - as staff in other contact centres are telling us that they are already very stretched.
“We have made it clear to HSBC that we are strongly opposed to any compulsory job losses, and the Bank is offering jobs in their Hamilton contact centre for almost all the people currently employed in Edinburgh.
“But we know that the option of relocating to the new site will be very difficult for many staff. The union is on hand to provide support and advice to our members and to make sure their rights are protected.”
For further information contact Unite Scotland press officer David Eyre on 07960 451631 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Unite Scotland is the country’s biggest and most diverse trade union with 150,000 members across the economy. The union is led in Scotland by Pat Rafferty.