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Banks should review their stance on redundancies after Labour Court recommendations

Nov 23 2020, 09:53    FSU

Press release from the FSU Banks should review their stance on redundancies after Labour Court recommendations New ways of working can help alleviate the need to cut jobs A recent Labour Court recommendation has opened the possibility of remote working being used as a device for alleviating redundancies in the banking sector according to John O’Connell, general secretary of the Financial Services Union. In a recent ruling the labour court recommended that “the employer should …


  • KBC threaten withdrawal of voluntary severance terms    FSU KBC threaten withdrawal of voluntary severance terms and refuse to attend Labour Court The Financial Services Union (FSU) have accused KBC of threatening staff and state that the Bank's actions are causing “huge stress and anxiety for staff”. FSU have accused KBC of not doing enough to …
  • FSU welcomes publication of report of the Consultation on Remote Working Guidance 2020    FSU Unions need to be involved in Interdepartmental group The Financial Services Union has welcomed publication of the remote working guidance consultation report and described it as a first step in addressing an “everchanging working environment". The Department of Business, Enterprise and …
  • Ministers response to compulsory wearing of face masks by customers in banks slammed by Financial Services Union    FSU The recent response from the Minster for Health on adding banks to the list of workplaces  where the wearing of face masks by customers  would be compulsory has been described as contradictory and outdated by John O’Connell the General Secretary of the Financial Services Union. In a …
  • Save Our Ulster Bank Helpline    FSU Concerned about your future in Ulster Bank? Call our Ulster Bank helpline for members this Wednesday, 21 October 12-6pm. Give us a call on our freephone numbers (ROI) 1800 819 191 (NI-GB) 0800 358 0071 or email us at advice@fsunion.org FSU is committed to working to achieve clarity and to save …
  • KBC refusal to attend the WRC deeply disappointing    FSU KBC has no regard for proper industrial relation mechanism The refusal of KBC to attend a WRC conciliation meeting with the Financial Services Union (FSU) has being described as disappointing and the actions of a Bank that has no regard for the official industrial relations mechanisms in the …
  • Financial Services Union launches campaign to save Ulster Bank    FSU   PRESS RELEASE   Thursday, 15th October 2020   Financial Services Union launches campaign to save Ulster Bank   The Financial Services Union has launched a campaign to save Ulster Bank in the Republic of Ireland. The union, which represents banking staff in the Republic of …
  • Financial Services Union refer ongoing dispute with KBC over closure of branches to Workplace Relations Commission.    FSU Bank refuses to engage on genuine staff concerns says Union. Statement by John O’Connell, General Secretary of the Financial Service Union The General Secretary of the Financial Services Union (FSU), John O Connell has today written to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) informing them …
  • UNI Global Union launch new report on winning the right to disconnect    FSU A new report released by UNI Global Union sets out a roadmap for unions seeking to win a better work-life balance by making the right to disconnect a law. As more of us are working from home because of the pandemic, the right to disconnect has become more important than ever. Its publication is a …