Unite the Union

Unite the Union

January 31, 2008 02:32 ET

Unite Reaction to Friends Provident Strategic Review Results in 600 Job Losses

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 31, 2008) -

Attention: News, Industrial and Financial Correspondents

Graham Goddard, Unite Deputy General Secretary, says: "Unite is deeply concerned to learn that Friends Provident is to shed 600 staff. The news that jobs from across the business are to be lost is extremely disappointing.

"Unite will strongly oppose any compulsory redundancies.

"The current climate in the financial services sector means that employees in the industry are increasingly anxious and insecure about their future.

"Unite the union will be seeking further negotiation and consultation meetings with Friends Provident."

Contact Information

  • Saba Mozakka
    Unite Press Officer
    07768 693 953
    or
    Press Office
    0207 420 8900