Larry Broderick, general secretary of the Financial Services Union, said there was “significant concern” among KBC staff in Ireland that its parent could sell the operation here. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The head of the Financial Services Union (FSU) has written to the chief executive of KBC Bank Ireland to express its concern about the possible outco(...)

AIB  employs about 10,550 staff in total, down from  nearly   26,000 in 2008.  Photograph: Eric Luke

AIB has opened up a voluntary severance scheme for staff working in branches and business centres who have service of 15 years or more. It is not cl(...)

Ulster Bank’s redundancy terms provide for four weeks’ pay per year of service subject to a cap of 104 weeks and £300,000, or its euro equivalent

Ulster Bank and the Financial Services Union have agreed a two-year extension to their procedural and relationship agreement, which allows for volunta(...)

Ulster Bank’s parent company, Royal Bank of Scotland, last year committed itself to its Irish subsidiary following a strategic review of the business. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ulster Bank has appointed global consulting group McKinsey to identify growth opportunities for the company in the Republic and to look at issues aro(...)

Ulster Bank had an adjusted half-year profit of €155 million. “Given that branches are profitable,  any suggestion of further cuts is very worrying,” said FSU general secretary Larry Broderick. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has expressed concern about the future of Ulster Bank’s branch network in the Republic following comments made by (...)

AIB: the Financial Services Union has called on the bank to reassure staff and customers about the future of the branch network in Northern Ireland, especially as the bank had posted a pretax profit of €1 billion for the first six months of this year.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

AIB has commenced a strategic review of its operations in the UK, including its First Trust branch network in Northern Ireland. This has led to fear(...)

 First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness received letters from the Financial Services Union warning them of the effects  the Bank of Ireland branch closures would have on the North. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Financial Services Union has written to a number of senior politicians in Northern Ireland, including First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy Firs(...)

Bank Of Ireland College Green Dublin . Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Bank of Ireland is to close eight branches in Northern Ireland later this year, a move that could result in up to 54 redundancies. This represents a(...)

 Bank of Ireland: The bank’s main union, said it “does not expect any contact from the bank as this announcement is a result of the impact of Brexit and under no circumstances would the union expect an employer to attempt to address pensions, which are long-term benefits and deferred wages, on the back of short-term changes.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Bank of Ireland’s main union insists staff have played their part to resolve the lender’s pension scheme problems, even as the company announced the (...)

AIB on Grafton Street: from September, the branch will open on weekdays at 8am and close at 7pm, with the exception of Fridays, when it will remain open until 9pm.  It will also now open from 10am-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

AIB is set to double the opening hours at its newly-refurbished branch on Grafton Street in Dublin after agreeing a deal with staff and unions to ope(...)

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