FINANCIAL SERVICES UNION CALLS ON AIB TO REASSURE STAFF & CUSTOMERS

Issued : 28 July 2016

FINANCIAL SERVICES UNION CALLS ON AIB TO REASSURE STAFF & CUSTOMERS

 

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has called upon AIB to reassure staff and customers after it reported half yearly profits of €1 billion.

 

Commenting on the AIB’s half yearly results, General Secretary of the Financial Services Union, Larry Broderick, said:

 

“This is a significant announcement which is testimony to the major contribution by staff and customers to the Bank.

 

“In light of the Bank’s very significant half yearly profit results it is imperative that AIB senior management reassures staff and customers about the Bank’s future strategy.

 

“On behalf of customers the FSU is seeking reassurances from the Bank about its commitment to the existing Retail Branch Network, particularly in Northern Ireland given the Bank’s recent announcement that a wide ranging structural review of First Trust Bank is to be undertaken. 

 

“For staff the FSU believes that finalising pay arrangements for the future and addressing severe staffing and workplace stress issues remain key.”

 

Mr Broderick concluded:

 

“Given that AIB is still owned by the Irish Government, politicians have a role to play in the future of the Bank and they should best influence their responsibility in the interests of staff, customers and the wider economy.”