Unite comment on reports of RBS and Lloyds 'contin...

Unite comment on reports of RBS and Lloyds 'contingency' plans for an independent Scotland

11 September 2014

Commenting on news reports today that the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds are preparing plans to move to England in the light of a yes vote in the Scottish referendum, a spokesperson from Unite's Scottish headquarters said: "The thousands of Unite members working in RBS in Scotland, who have lived with years of job cuts and restructuring, and continue to be concerned about the company's plans going forward, have been told directly by the CEO that there is no intention to move operations and jobs, irrespective of what the outcome may be in the independence referendum on 18 September. We now urge Lloyds bank to offer the same reassurance.

"It is vitally important that the people of Scotland can come to their decision over the future of their nation in an atmosphere of calm rationality."


For further information contact the Unite Press Office on 020 3371 2065.

  • 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.