THE Monetary Services Union has repeated its considerations over the long term of 600 careers in Belfast linked to the Ulster Financial institution procedure in the Republic.
The roles, primarily based at the lender’s metropolis centre headquarters on Donegall Sq. East, right provider the Ulster Bank company throughout the border, which is being wound down.
The FSU has specified the careers ‘at risk’ due to the fact NatWest declared previous yr that Ulster Lender will exit the banking current market in the Republic.
Talking following conference a cross party delegation of councillors at Belfast Town Hall, FSU typical secretary John O’Connell explained: “The FSU presented to a comprehensive assembly of Belfast city councillors final November. At that time, we mentioned that the 600 work opportunities were being at risk but with goodwill and doing work alongside one another new roles within the broader NatWest team could be observed to change these work opportunities.
“Unfortunately inspite of many meetings this has not occurred and the reason of our conference was to inquire the Lord Mayor and councillors for their assistance to persuade Ulster Lender, which is component owned by the British isles Governing administration to participate in a far more proactive function in hoping to assure these work and the money generated from these positions estimated at £20 million a 12 months is not misplaced to Belfast.”
Belfast Lord Mayor Tina Black agreed to compose to invite NatWest, inquiring representatives to meet up with with the council to talk about its latest place.
FSU President Eileen Gorman stated: “Over 60,000 persons get the job done in the broader NatWest team. It is distinct there is suitable scope for new roles to be created that would give first rate compensated positions for the workers now doing the job in Donegall Sq. East.”