RBS are set to move 63 jobs based in Brighton to India according to union

RBS outsources 63 Brighton jobs to India

RBS outsources 63 Brighton jobs to India

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Scores of jobs in Brighton have been axed and outsourced to India, according to a union.

Unite said 63 jobs at the RBS business banking support unit on Preston Road would be "offshored".

The union said the workers who would lose their jobs to a “vicious cost-cutting measure” were mostly support staff with years of experience and ties to Brighton.

RBS, which is 82 per cent owned by the UK taxpayer, received a £46 billion government bailout in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

The bank has cut 30,000 jobs since 2008 and has projected to lose many more following a massive restructuring programme that is currently underway after full-year losses to the tune £8.2 billion.

Unite national officer Rob MacGregor said: “We were told when the losses were announced in February that the bank would be slimmed down to be more UK- focused and that it would place greater emphasis on the UK consumer.

“But here we are five months later and the bank is taking jobs out of the UK and sending them to India. There are indications that this maybe the start of a programme of continued offshoring.

“This decision by RBS is a clear kick in the teeth to the loyal and experienced workforce in Brighton, as well as an assault on UK taxpayers who bailed out the bank.”

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3:15pm Tue 15 Jul 14

76robmac says...

This should not be allowed
This should not be allowed 76robmac
  • Score: 11

3:15pm Tue 15 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

What business is this to do with the union? Do they run the firm? Are they accountable to investors (mainly pension funds)? Wasn't 'put up or shut up' a phrase that was allegedly used by a union recently? Haven't they heard that the economy is GLOBAL?

The banking crash is another issue.

Answers on a post card please (or just respond to my post.
What business is this to do with the union? Do they run the firm? Are they accountable to investors (mainly pension funds)? Wasn't 'put up or shut up' a phrase that was allegedly used by a union recently? Haven't they heard that the economy is GLOBAL? The banking crash is another issue. Answers on a post card please (or just respond to my post. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -10

4:08pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Worriedofbrighton says...

theargusissoinformat
ive
wrote:
What business is this to do with the union? Do they run the firm? Are they accountable to investors (mainly pension funds)? Wasn't 'put up or shut up' a phrase that was allegedly used by a union recently? Haven't they heard that the economy is GLOBAL?

The banking crash is another issue.

Answers on a post card please (or just respond to my post.
Think your correct buisness is fed up with being told what it can and can't do by these two bob union thugs? Unions are only interested in keeping there numbers up to ensure they get more money. As soon as the country wakes up and it will, the better. Unions had there day in history and we should all be gratefully but now they are dinosaurs.
[quote][p][bold]theargusissoinformat ive[/bold] wrote: What business is this to do with the union? Do they run the firm? Are they accountable to investors (mainly pension funds)? Wasn't 'put up or shut up' a phrase that was allegedly used by a union recently? Haven't they heard that the economy is GLOBAL? The banking crash is another issue. Answers on a post card please (or just respond to my post.[/p][/quote]Think your correct buisness is fed up with being told what it can and can't do by these two bob union thugs? Unions are only interested in keeping there numbers up to ensure they get more money. As soon as the country wakes up and it will, the better. Unions had there day in history and we should all be gratefully but now they are dinosaurs. Worriedofbrighton
  • Score: -3

4:08pm Tue 15 Jul 14

s&k says...

theargusissoinformat
ive
wrote:
What business is this to do with the union? Do they run the firm? Are they accountable to investors (mainly pension funds)? Wasn't 'put up or shut up' a phrase that was allegedly used by a union recently? Haven't they heard that the economy is GLOBAL? The banking crash is another issue. Answers on a post card please (or just respond to my post.
If you're happy for your job to be outsourced then let us know. You can then compete in the global job market.
[quote][p][bold]theargusissoinformat ive[/bold] wrote: What business is this to do with the union? Do they run the firm? Are they accountable to investors (mainly pension funds)? Wasn't 'put up or shut up' a phrase that was allegedly used by a union recently? Haven't they heard that the economy is GLOBAL? The banking crash is another issue. Answers on a post card please (or just respond to my post.[/p][/quote]If you're happy for your job to be outsourced then let us know. You can then compete in the global job market. s&k
  • Score: 19

4:33pm Tue 15 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

So it's cheaper to employ Indians?

Aren't there any of them living over here?
So it's cheaper to employ Indians? Aren't there any of them living over here? stevo!!
  • Score: 4

5:15pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Man of steel says...

RBS, which is 82 per cent owned by the UK taxpayer, received a £46 billion government bailout in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, has cut 30,000 jobs since 2008, now to "offshore" 63 from Brighton as a massive restructuring programme that is currently underway after full-year losses to the tune £8.2 billion.
Is this the same RBS that wants to pay for road alterations in North Street?
RBS, which is 82 per cent owned by the UK taxpayer, received a £46 billion government bailout in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, has cut 30,000 jobs since 2008, now to "offshore" 63 from Brighton as a massive restructuring programme that is currently underway after full-year losses to the tune £8.2 billion. Is this the same RBS that wants to pay for road alterations in North Street? Man of steel
  • Score: 13

6:10pm Tue 15 Jul 14

TIMBURRY says...

The problem with RBS is that they have to many CHIEFS and not enough INDIANS
The problem with RBS is that they have to many CHIEFS and not enough INDIANS TIMBURRY
  • Score: 8

6:46pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Looking at the dreadful spelling and punctuation used by people such as worriedofbrighton it's not really surprising that we give jobs to foreigners who can master the English language better than British people.
On a more serious note, every British job lost is another British person claiming benefits and not paying tax so think before you welcome jobs going offshore and bemoan unions.
I don't fancy paying benefits and housing costs for another 63 people do you?
Looking at the dreadful spelling and punctuation used by people such as worriedofbrighton it's not really surprising that we give jobs to foreigners who can master the English language better than British people. On a more serious note, every British job lost is another British person claiming benefits and not paying tax so think before you welcome jobs going offshore and bemoan unions. I don't fancy paying benefits and housing costs for another 63 people do you? Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 8

6:52pm Tue 15 Jul 14

fredaj says...

Foreign call centres are a nightmare for customers and I do not care how much money they save, they just show contempt for the customers who have to use them.
Foreign call centres are a nightmare for customers and I do not care how much money they save, they just show contempt for the customers who have to use them. fredaj
  • Score: 18

6:54pm Tue 15 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

TIMBURRY wrote:
The problem with RBS is that they have to many CHIEFS and not enough INDIANS
Well, from now on, that situation will be reversed.
[quote][p][bold]TIMBURRY[/bold] wrote: The problem with RBS is that they have to many CHIEFS and not enough INDIANS[/p][/quote]Well, from now on, that situation will be reversed. stevo!!
  • Score: 1

11:30pm Tue 15 Jul 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

Outsourcing - conceptualised and operationalised by morons in the mid 90s. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
Outsourcing - conceptualised and operationalised by morons in the mid 90s. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 0

1:08am Wed 16 Jul 14

brighton bluenose says...

It is a real irony that the international socialists of Unite rail against the international capitalism of the RBS bosses - both believe in the free movement of labour and whilst the unions seem to care not a jot that nett mass migration into the UK has increased competition for jobs and helped to reduce labour rates to the detriment of workers here there is then a real contradiction in their opposition to big business taking jobs abroad!
It is a real irony that the international socialists of Unite rail against the international capitalism of the RBS bosses - both believe in the free movement of labour and whilst the unions seem to care not a jot that nett mass migration into the UK has increased competition for jobs and helped to reduce labour rates to the detriment of workers here there is then a real contradiction in their opposition to big business taking jobs abroad! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 2

7:40am Wed 16 Jul 14

leftysmellbags says...

I suggest all RBS customers change to a bank that has Uk help centres. If we all do this then the banks will have to stop transferring our bank details to third world countries with dubious security measures.
I suggest all RBS customers change to a bank that has Uk help centres. If we all do this then the banks will have to stop transferring our bank details to third world countries with dubious security measures. leftysmellbags
  • Score: 8

10:50am Wed 16 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

s&k wrote:
theargusissoinformat

ive
wrote:
What business is this to do with the union? Do they run the firm? Are they accountable to investors (mainly pension funds)? Wasn't 'put up or shut up' a phrase that was allegedly used by a union recently? Haven't they heard that the economy is GLOBAL? The banking crash is another issue. Answers on a post card please (or just respond to my post.
If you're happy for your job to be outsourced then let us know. You can then compete in the global job market.
I do that already. Please grow up.
[quote][p][bold]s&k[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theargusissoinformat ive[/bold] wrote: What business is this to do with the union? Do they run the firm? Are they accountable to investors (mainly pension funds)? Wasn't 'put up or shut up' a phrase that was allegedly used by a union recently? Haven't they heard that the economy is GLOBAL? The banking crash is another issue. Answers on a post card please (or just respond to my post.[/p][/quote]If you're happy for your job to be outsourced then let us know. You can then compete in the global job market.[/p][/quote]I do that already. Please grow up. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -1

10:52am Wed 16 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Looking at the dreadful spelling and punctuation used by people such as worriedofbrighton it's not really surprising that we give jobs to foreigners who can master the English language better than British people.
On a more serious note, every British job lost is another British person claiming benefits and not paying tax so think before you welcome jobs going offshore and bemoan unions.
I don't fancy paying benefits and housing costs for another 63 people do you?
Then vote for policies that aren't going to pay them then.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Looking at the dreadful spelling and punctuation used by people such as worriedofbrighton it's not really surprising that we give jobs to foreigners who can master the English language better than British people. On a more serious note, every British job lost is another British person claiming benefits and not paying tax so think before you welcome jobs going offshore and bemoan unions. I don't fancy paying benefits and housing costs for another 63 people do you?[/p][/quote]Then vote for policies that aren't going to pay them then. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: 0

10:52am Wed 16 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Looking at the dreadful spelling and punctuation used by people such as worriedofbrighton it's not really surprising that we give jobs to foreigners who can master the English language better than British people.
On a more serious note, every British job lost is another British person claiming benefits and not paying tax so think before you welcome jobs going offshore and bemoan unions.
I don't fancy paying benefits and housing costs for another 63 people do you?
Then vote for policies that aren't going to pay them then.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Looking at the dreadful spelling and punctuation used by people such as worriedofbrighton it's not really surprising that we give jobs to foreigners who can master the English language better than British people. On a more serious note, every British job lost is another British person claiming benefits and not paying tax so think before you welcome jobs going offshore and bemoan unions. I don't fancy paying benefits and housing costs for another 63 people do you?[/p][/quote]Then vote for policies that aren't going to pay them then. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: 0

10:53am Wed 16 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Looking at the dreadful spelling and punctuation used by people such as worriedofbrighton it's not really surprising that we give jobs to foreigners who can master the English language better than British people.
On a more serious note, every British job lost is another British person claiming benefits and not paying tax so think before you welcome jobs going offshore and bemoan unions.
I don't fancy paying benefits and housing costs for another 63 people do you?
Then vote for policies that don't pay for them then.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Looking at the dreadful spelling and punctuation used by people such as worriedofbrighton it's not really surprising that we give jobs to foreigners who can master the English language better than British people. On a more serious note, every British job lost is another British person claiming benefits and not paying tax so think before you welcome jobs going offshore and bemoan unions. I don't fancy paying benefits and housing costs for another 63 people do you?[/p][/quote]Then vote for policies that don't pay for them then. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: 0

10:53am Wed 16 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

There's an echo around here
There's an echo around here theargusissoinformative
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Wed 16 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

" Unite national officer Rob MacGregor said: “We were told when the losses were announced in February that the bank would be slimmed down to be more UK- focused and that it would place greater emphasis on the UK consumer.

“But here we are five months later and the bank is taking jobs out of the UK and sending them to India. There are indications that this maybe the start of a programme of continued offshoring. "

Macgregor wants it both ways. His Union states:

"Unite is dedicated to serving the best interests of its members and will seek to improve their standard of living......"

It does that through campaigning for higher wages.

Higher wages force up costs, and in a bid to reduce the wages bill, jobs will be offshored.

Would he be happy if the RBS staff received the wages of those paid in India to people of comparable standard? Of course not - he'd be furious.
" Unite national officer Rob MacGregor said: “We were told when the losses were announced in February that the bank would be slimmed down to be more UK- focused and that it would place greater emphasis on the UK consumer. “But here we are five months later and the bank is taking jobs out of the UK and sending them to India. There are indications that this maybe the start of a programme of continued offshoring. " Macgregor wants it both ways. His Union states: "Unite is dedicated to serving the best interests of its members and will seek to improve their standard of living......" It does that through campaigning for higher wages. Higher wages force up costs, and in a bid to reduce the wages bill, jobs will be offshored. Would he be happy if the RBS staff received the wages of those paid in India to people of comparable standard? Of course not - he'd be furious. stevo!!
  • Score: 1

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