Major AIB relocation can only proceed following consultation and agreement with staff

Issued : 11 December 2017

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The Financial Services Union today said that it will embark on a widespread consultation with AIB staff affected by a proposed major relocation in the Dublin area.

Earlier today AIB informed approximately 500 staff working in its digital and group technology operations at various sites across Dublin that it planned to relocate them to Leopardstown in South County Dublin.  It is expected that in the coming months additional staff will also be notified of a proposed move to Leopardstown.

Speaking about the proposals Senior Industrial Relations Officer Billy Barrett said, “This is a very significant proposal by AIB and it will affect the working lives of hundreds of staff.  FSU will immediately survey all affected members to ensure that their voice is heard in forthcoming consultations with the Bank.

“It is imperative that AIB listens to staff concerns at this juncture and puts in place measures to minimise any disruption to work/life balance.  That should include a positive policy regarding remote working, use of ‘hot desks’ in other locations and a ‘swap register’ so that employees in similar roles can avail of the most appropriate work locations.

“This is just the latest in a series of staff relocations launched by AIB.  In recent months we have seen significant movement of staff between locations in Sandyford, Swords and Naas.  There were serious information deficits and other issues surrounding these moves.  This cannot be repeated again,” concluded Mr. Barrett.