The Aviva chief executive officer Maurice Tulloch has today confirmed at the investors' day briefing that the company will be making a global cut to staff numbers of 1,800 the next three years.

Andy Case, Unite Aviva officer said: “The Aviva workforce in the UK will be shocked by the news that their employer plans to shed 1,800 roles globally over the course of the coming three years. The scale of this rolereduction will be met with disbelief across the company.

“Unite have arranged urgent discussions with Aviva management in order to ascertain the rationale for cutting an already extremely stretched workforce. Unite has made it clear to management that the union will strongly challenge any attempt to make compulsory redundancies. Instead, any staff reductions must be found through volunteers, natural attrition, reducing reliance on contractors and redeployment.”

Unite workplace representatives will be at Aviva locations over the coming days and months to support the workforce through what will be a time of significant change and upheaval.

Aviva currently employs over 16,000 staff at all grades across the UK and Northern Ireland.

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Notes to editors:

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.