Union Comments On Leaked RBS Email

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Now the union is having a bash at Royal Bank of Scotland.

David Fleming, Unite national officer said: 'It is wholly inappropriate that RBS, backed by taxpayers, appears to be throwing money at thousands of contractors. Unite the union has serious concerns about the widespread use of highly paid staff on short term contracts at a time when RBS continues to cut large numbers of staff. We have expressed to the bank our unhappiness that thousands of permanent staff are being sacked when contractor staff continue to work in other areas of the bank. Instead the bank should be investing in its staff through retraining and upskilling.

'The use of such contract staff is about short term fixes and not long term investment in the workforce. Unite continues to challenge RBS on these issues'.

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