Unite, the union representing staff across Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has today (Wednesday 30 January) challenged the bank’s decision to cut 292 jobs across several of its sites across the UK.

The job cuts announced today span a number of the bank’s divisions and departments including sites in Fareham, Birmingham, London, Halifax and Chester. These job losses are part of the bank’s Group Strategic Review 3.

Unite is calling on Lloyds Banking Group to urgently give staff the reassurances that they need that there will be no compulsory redundancies, that redeployment opportunities will be found for staff and the remaining smaller occupancy sites are at no further risk.

Rob MacGregor, Unite national officer, said: “The loss of a further 292 committed and hardworking staff from Lloyds Banking Group is appalling. Unite is seeking urgent clarification about the future of the remaining workforce at the impacted sites.

“Unite has strongly objected to the reductions in sites and job roles announced today, especially against the backdrop of the continual use of agency staff and contractors. Unite is demanding that Lloyds Banking Group ceases the job cuts and closures in order to fully review the number of temporary and contract staff within the company.

“The bank’s major restructuring plans have already led to hundreds of bank branches, offices and departments being closed or merged with thousands of staff losing their jobs.”


For further information contact Saba Edwards; 07768 693 953.

Notes to editors:

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.