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Saturday 04th of July 2009

News Tag: Unite

June 30, 2009

Lloyds Banking Group to axe further 2,000 jobs

by Kay Murchie
Lloyds Banking Group has dealt yet another jobs blow to its staff with the news that it will axe another 2,100 jobs over the next three years. Lloyds Banking Group, which is 43% state-owned, has shed thousands of jobs following its merger with HBOS last autumn. Since January, the banking giant has announced more than 7,000 job losses. ...

June 11, 2009

Axa to shed more than 500 positions

by Kay Murchie
Insurance company Axa has today announced plans to axe 560 jobs in the UK over the next few months. Around 120 jobs are set to go at its main operations in Ipswich, which has a workforce of around 1,600 and employs staff in sales, claims and administration. The company also has offices in London, Bolton, Manchester and Birmingham. Commenting on the ...

June 9, 2009

1,500 jobs go as Cheltenham & Gloucester closes all branches

by Kay Murchie
Lloyds Banking Group is announcing further job losses today with the closure of all its 160 UK Cheltenham & Gloucester (C&G;) branches with the loss of 1,500 jobs. Since April, Lloyds has axed almost 3,000 jobs which resulted in the Unite union accusing the banking giant of a embarking on a strategy of “death by a thousand cuts”. ...

May 28, 2009

Vauxhall’s UK plans won’t close says Mandelson

by Kay Murchie
It emerged earlier today that Vauxhall’s UK plants were at risk of closure after struggling US car maker General Motors (GM) moved to sell off its European arm, which includes Vauxhall and Germany’s Opel. However, Business Secretary, Lord Peter Mandelson, has told Sky News that “there is no danger of Vauxhall's UK plants closing”. However, Lord Mandelson did warn that some ...

May 21, 2009

Further 210 jobs to go at Lloyds Banking Group

by Kay Murchie
Lloyds Banking Group has hit the headlines again today with the news it is axing a further 210 UK full-time jobs - in addition to the 625 job losses announced on Tuesday. The 625 job losses are as a result of the bank combining its corporate and small-business lending divisions together. The 210 job losses are the result of merging ...

May 12, 2009

L&G announces further 560 job losses

by Kay Murchie
Insurance firm Legal & General (L&G;) has announced it is to axe 560 jobs in its savings business with 300 full-time staff and 260 contractor and temporary worker positions to go. The cull is in addition to the 450 job losses among support staff announced in February. A spokesperson for L&G; said: "Potential redundancies are being driven by changing business demand, operational ...

February 22, 2009

UK car production in significant fall

by Kay Murchie
Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have revealed a significant fall in UK car production. According to the SMMT, 61,404 news cars were produced last month, almost 60% down compared with than January 2008, primarily due to the slump in demand for new vehicles which has resulted in many plant closures and job losses. The SMMT added that ...

January 7, 2009

Barclays announce 400 technology job losses

by Kay Murchie
Following a review of its operations, Barclays has announced today it is to axe 410 jobs in its IT department. The bank said the review will see around 158 permanent staff and 250 contractor positions go, principally in Cheshire and in London. The news comes at a bad time as the retailing sector is suffering amid the economic downturn and job losses are ...

December 1, 2008

500 UK jobs to go at HSBC

by Kay Murchie
Following a review of the business, banking giant HSBC has announced it is to shed 500 jobs in the UK, as a result of the current economic conditions. The jobs will go in the bank's retail and commercial banking units. The news comes just a few months after the bank said it was to axe 1,100 jobs worldwide as a result ...

May 2, 2008

Northern Rock commences talks with staff over 2,000 job losses

by Kay Murchie
Crisis-torn Northern Rock, which was taken into public ownership on February 22, has commenced talks with staff over plans to axe 2,000 jobs. Northern Rock said the company will now commence the formal 90-day consultation period with Unite and other employee representatives, with the inaugural meetings planned for May 1, 2008. The likely start date for any ...