Unite the Union

Unite the Union

January 15, 2008 11:01 ET

Northern Rock Staff Made Their Voice Heard at Shareholder Meeting

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2008) - Employees of Northern Rock held a demonstration today (Tuesday 15th January) outside the bank's Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Newcastle.

Staff wore t-shirts with slogans saying: "We are Northern Rock" to remind shareholders that the voice of employees must not be ignored and handed out leaflets to the shareholders to make their priorities clear.

The Unite 'Charter for Northern Rock and Future Stakeholders' sets out the union's expectations for Northern Rock management and any future stakeholder in the bank.

For more information, interviews or further photo's please contact Saba Mozakka, Unite Press Office, on 020 7420 8916 or 07768 693 953.

Notes to Editors:

The Unite 'Charter for Northern Rock and Future Stakeholders':

1. Recognition of Unite as a stakeholder in Northern Rock

2. To ensure the long term job security for the employees of Northern Rock

3. To protect and improve the terms of employment for employees

4. To protect the existing pension arrangements

5. To continue the work of the Northern Rock Foundation

6. To retain Northern Rock as a UK listed company

Contact Information

  • Unite Press Office
    Saba Mozakka
    020 7420 8916 or 07768 693 953