Clyesdale and Yorkshire banks announce 1,400 jobs to go by 2010


Unite has said it will fight for all 1,400 jobs under threat at the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks.

Parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) today announced after a strategic review that the jobs will go by 2012.

Unite national officer David Fleming said: “This is nothing short of brutal for the UK workforce. Unite finds it disgusting that the company decided to release a statement from Australia in the middle of the night so UK staff across Yorkshire and Clydesdale banks would wake up to hear that their jobs are being cut through the morning news reports. This is not the behaviour of a responsible or credible organisation.

“1,400 job cuts across the UK, just days after the news that HSBC is slashing over 3,000 staff means the financial services sector is facing some of the darkest days of uncertainty. Workers across the industry are feeling vulnerable and morale is incredibly low.

“Unite will be supporting our members in opposing all of these job cuts and challenging management on how they have treated their staff.”


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