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Anger over closure of Barclays contact centre

Anger over closure of Barclays contact centre

30 January 2013

Unite, Britain's biggest union, has expressed anger over Barclay's decision to close its Manchester contact centre with the loss of up to 475 jobs. 

The contact centre is due to close in September 2013 and there will be redeployment opportunities to other parts of the business. 

Unite national officer Dominic Hook said: "Just as we learn about the huge bonuses at the top of the bank, frontline staff are having their jobs put at risk. Many of the staff at the contact centre in Manchester will be furious to learn that the chief executive is in line for a £1 million bonus when their jobs are on the line. 

"Unite is doing everything possible to protect jobs and we expect the bank to do everything possible to avoid forced redundancies." 

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Contact Ciaran Naidoo on 07768 931 315

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.