Union calls on company to say how many staff members will be made redundant


Unite is demanding Aviva comes clean on the extent of job cuts announced by the company.

Aviva staff are shocked and alarmed at the company’s confirmation yesterday that a significant number of staff are facing redundancy, but the company is refusing to reveal just how many jobs are to go.

The union fears what started out as an initiative to cut bureaucracy and duplication at senior and middle management levels under the banner of ‘Project Simplify’ has quietly turned into a major job cuts programme across the Aviva workforce.

Unite national officer David Fleming said:“It is absolutely appalling that Aviva has consistently failed to disclose the total number of jobs being cut. It is time for the company to come clean on the numbers. Our members face being asked to pay the price of boardroom failure and Unite is dismayed that what started out as a shareholders’ revolt on executive pay will result in a jobs cull.  This is totally unacceptable.”

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