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Unite reaction to further 334 RBS job losses

Unite reaction to further 334 RBS job losses

09 May 2017

Unite, the union representing staff at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has expressed opposition to the announcement today (Tuesday 9 May) that the bank has decided to cut another 334 jobs and offshore more jobs to India.

The taxpayer supported institution is choosing to export work abroad and continue to cut staff here in the UK, which Unite has described in its communication to staff as “unjustified.”

Rob MacGregor, Unite national officer said: “Unite cannot understand how RBS, which continues to be taxpayer backed, can justify hundreds more staff cuts and continue transferring important work out of the country.

“It is wholly inappropriate and unjustified for these technology roles to be sent offshore. Unite has called on RBS to halt the offshoring announcements and impose a moratorium on the offshoring of jobs. The loss of these jobs to India does nothing to support the well-being and livelihood of UK workers and their families, this is not in the taxpayer interest.

“Unite has sought a guarantee of no compulsory jobs losses as a result of the announcement made today.”

The business areas within Technology that are affected by the latest cost cutting exercise are shown below:

-    CTO
-    Finance Solutions
-    CPB Technology
-    NatWest Markets Technology
-    Controls
-    Performance and Business Management (P&BM)
-    Core and Payments
-    PBB Technology
-    Digital Engineering Services
-    Risk Solutions
-    EC Solutions Technology

ENDS

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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.