Unite, the union representing staff at Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), has said that the scale of job losses and restructuring announced today (Wednesday 21 June) by the bank across Scotland is astonishing and unjustified.
The news of massive restructuring across LBG in Scotland will come as shock to the workforce at the large sites in Dundee and Pitreavie in Dunfermline. The restructuring will impact hundreds of staff and also result in 340 jobs being cut across Scotland.
Unite is calling for the company to reconsider the entire site closure in Dundee and save the livelihoods of 250 staff.
Rob MacGregor, Unite national officer said: “The Lloyds Banking Group restructuring across Scotland will leave hundreds of employees in shock and fearful for their job security. It is devastating that Lloyds has informed staff that 340 jobs will be lost from the Scottish sites.
“How can LBG claim that ‘everything we do is focused on helping the businesses, people and communities of Britain to prosper’ when it chooses to embark on yet another massive job loss exercise, leaving hundreds with no future?
“The closure of the Dundee Contact Centre (Connect), which will happen later this year, will devastate the community as 250 staff lose their jobs. Unite is clear that this is a massive mistake and there is no credible justification for shutting this centre.”
Unite is challenging the bank, which is now showing strong growth in profits, to reconsider these plans to ensure that all those affected by this latest round of job losses are given an option to remain working at LBG, and not be forced out.
Unite representatives will be at the impacted sites over the coming days and weeks to support members following this awful news.
For further information contact Bob MacGregor on: 07711 376 918.
Notes to editors
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.