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Union anger as RBS 440 axes jobs at site; business Business briefing.

UNION leaders expressed dismay after the Royal Bank of Scotland announced the closure its site in Bristol, with the loss of 440 jobs.

The bank, which is is more than 80% owned by the taxpayer, said the cuts were part of 3,000 job losses announced last year.

Unite urged the bank to reconsider the closure, warning that it will "devastate" the local area.

National officer David Fleming said: "Unite has expressed to the Royal Bank of Scotland its frustration about the bank's decision to close its site in Bristol and also make another 440 staff cuts from its customer support operations.

"The Aztec West site is the second site closure announced by RBS in the South West, as the Plymouth site is also closing.

"RBS must reconsider the closure of the Bristol site and find alternative employment to prevent the devastation that this will cause the local community."
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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Nov 30, 2011
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