Unite the union has described news today (20th July) that RBS will be offshoring further jobs to India as the “ultimate betrayal” of the loyal workforce.
The union considers it unjustified that the majority state owned bank is continuing to export jobs abroad and cutting staff here in the UK.
Rob MacGregor, Unite national officer said: “The loss of these Royal Bank of Scotland jobs from the UK is the ultimate betrayal for the workforce. The bank is continuing the senseless cutting of important back office functions.
“Unite is calling of RBS to reconsider this offshoring to India for the sake of their staff and their reputations.
“The union will now press the bank to ensure that they find all staff affected by the offshoring news today suitable alternative employment.”
The announcement will impact 66 staff working in the Fraud and Chargeback functions of RBS. Many of the jobs are being cut are from Southend.
For further information contact Saba Edwards, senior communications officer on: 07768 693 953.
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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.