Union response to TSB decision to close 82 branches
- Monday 25 November 2019
Unite, the union which represents staff across TSB, has responded to the decision today (Monday 25 November) by TSB to close 82 bank branches in 2020.
Dominic Hook, Unite national officer said: “The decision by TSB to abandon 82 local community bank branches is absolutely deplorable and a tragedy for the banking sector.
“This is a betrayal of the bank’s customers and staff who have remained loyal through recent tough times. TSB’s announcement that it will reduce the branch network from 540 to around 450 will have a disastrous impact on many local communities including vulnerable customers, small business and experienced staff.
“Unite is urging TSB’s new CEO to reverse this appalling decision so that customers and staff do not lose their important local bank branches. With over 3,300 bank branches having closed since 2015 this TSB news will hit high streets extremely hard.”
For further information contact Saba Edwards; 07768 693 953.
Notes to editors
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.