Union says it sees “great benefits” to bank remaining in UK

HSBCUnite has sought urgent meeting with HSBC after the banker announced it was considering leaving the UK over the “uncertainty” of a new government holding an in-our referendum on quitting the EU.

Unite national officer for finance Dominic Hook said: “The prospect of HSBC considering moving its HQ from London is just one of the negative backlashes that uncertainty about this country’s future in the EU is causing.”

“Such a move would be a matter of serious concern for the 48,000 people that HSBC employs in the UK.

“We are asking for an urgent meeting with the management to thrash out the potential implications of such a move.

“We see great benefits for HSBC staying in the UK, as London remains the world’s premier financial powerhouse.”

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