Unite the Union

Unite the Union

September 25, 2007 07:13 ET


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2007) - Unite the Union has today expressed surprise and extreme concern at the news that Barclays is to sell off its First Plus subsidiary.

Unite is calling for assurances of no job losses and has condemned the bank for the way the news has been broken.

Unite Regional Officer, Steve Pantak says:
"There has been no formal consultations with the union on this development. Our members in First Plus were left to read about their future in the press.

"We are now calling for an urgent meeting with Barclaycard management to find out exactly what the banks intentions are.

"We are also calling for guarantees on our members jobs and their existing terms and conditions. It would appear from press speculation that plans are already well advanced and as this is clearly a very unsettling time for our members and we urge the bank to start the formal consultation process as soon as possible."

There are approximately 300 hundred staff employed by First Plus in Cardiff and these jobs could be at risk from sale plans.

Contact Information

  • Ciaran Naidoo
    07768 931 315
    Steve Pantak
    07854 996110