Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/636/10149

From The Socialist newspaper, 1 September 2010

Jobs threat at RBS

On 26 August RBS announced a restructuring plan that will result in the closure of 14 insurance sites and the loss of 2,000 jobs. Hardest hit in the current announcement will be the Direct Line Atlantic Quay centre in Glasgow, where at least 400 jobs will go, and Cardiff Tyndall Street office with the loss of approximately 300 workers.

A Bristol call centre worker (Unite)

In Bristol, Cathedral Square and St James Court - employing nearly 800 - are slated for closure by the end of 2012.

Workers are to be offered the option of relocation to the "centres of excellence" RBS intends to create in its remaining sites, one of which will be the Broad St Office in Bristol. The Broad St Office currently employs about 860.

Already, preparations for future changes have seen an increasing workload for existing staff, with higher volumes of calls and stiffening regulations.

A new work process called "Treating Customers Fairly" (TCF) will see sales workers face as much as 30% deductions from their bonus pay for failing to meet standards. These have become more stringent over the past year.

RBS in Bristol has been advertising jobs for call centre staff. Many of these new workers will come into the company under new work process rules.

Unite, the union that represents call centre workers in the financial sector, has a low profile, and many call centre workers- who tend to be young- remain outside the union.

Unite's RBS national officer Rob MacGregor has said: "RBS staff are continuing to pay the price for the bank's failure by losing their jobs... the company should note Unite will hold RBS to account over any compulsory job losses."

MacGregor did not elaborate on what the union would do in the face of these compulsory job losses.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 1 September 2010:

A fightback can stop cuts


Youth fight for jobs

Our future under attack


Anti-cuts campaign

Anti-cuts movement builds momentum in Plymouth

North Staffs TUC public meeting against cuts

Cuts hit poor hardest


Anti-racism

Fighting the far right in Bradford


Socialist Party news and analysis

Labour's three stooges aid Con-Dem coalition

Government cuts hit our benefits

Keep Middle Street centre open

Defend school meals


Socialist Party feature

Slashing public services: do councillors have 'no choice'?

Lobby the TUC conference


International socialist news

Kazakhstan: Human rights activist beaten and arrested

Worldwide protests against brutal attack on three Russian socialists

Pakistan flood disaster: Workers' solidarity appeal


International feature

General strike movement sweeps South Africa


Socialist Party workplace news

Battles ahead on London Underground

London firefighters ballot for action

Jobs threat at RBS

Coventry mail centre closes

Civil service jobs under the cosh


 

Home   |   The Socialist 1 September 2010   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

RBS:

triangleFinancial hardship facing millions of cancer sufferers

triangleNHS v RBS

triangleButterfields victory: housing crisis can be beaten

triangleThem & Us

triangleThem & Us

Jobs:

triangleNationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

trianglePCS ballots members to send message to government: scrap the pay cap

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleBoeing bust-up threatens thousands of skilled jobs

Unite:

triangleUnite local government sector plans strike ballot

triangleUnison attacks Barts deal after failing to ballot their members for strike action

triangleBin strike: council humiliated in court battle - but war isn't over yet

Bristol:

triangleDemand for no-cuts budget grows

triangleThousands march - mayor needs real anti-cuts strategy

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

18/10/17

Art

'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

18/10/17

Democratic rights

Conference on state spies and sabotage: who's watching who?

18/10/17

Council

Sheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

18/10/17

South West Wales

Hundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

18/10/17

NHS

Uprising to save the NHS!

18/10/17

Socialism

Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

18/10/17

East London

No cuts - hands off King George A&E!

18/10/17

North London

North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

18/10/17

Leeds

Striking back against the sackers' charter at Leeds University

18/10/17

BAE

Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

18/10/17

Royal Mail

Workers' anger increases after Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

18/10/17

Schools

Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

18/10/17

PCS

PCS ballots members to send message to government: scrap the pay cap

18/10/17

Swansea

Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

18/10/17

Local government

Unite local government sector plans strike ballot

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

triangle11 Oct CWU fights court attempt to stop national strike

triangle11 Oct The fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against...

triangle11 Oct Catalonia: Workers can finish what Puigdemont won't

triangle6 Oct Boeing bust-up threatens thousands of skilled jobs

triangle4 Oct The nasty party turns on itself... but the Tories must be driven out

More ...

triangle18 Oct Warrington & St Helens Socialist Party: 1917-2017; the October Russian Revolution

triangle18 Oct Hackney Socialist Party: 100 years ago - the Bolshevik-led revolution

triangle18 Oct Tower Hamlets Socialist Party: Capitalism in Crisis - is Corbyn the answer?

triangle19 Oct Waltham Forest Young Socialists: Deaths in police custody

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2