21 June 2017: All change for Lloyds Banking Group staff in Scotland
Yesterday Lloyds Banking Group announced plans to close its Connect (telephony) operation in Dundee by the end of 2017 with the potential loss of around 250 jobs.
And today, further details of the changes taking place across several locations in Scotland, in both Group Operations and Connect, have been made public.
In Group Operations, Banking Operations will withdraw from the LBG site in Dunfermline and the work will move to Manchester and Andover. However, a number of impacted colleagues will be redeployed into new Connect roles moving into the site. Also, Credit Operations colleagues from Dundas House in Rosyth will move into the Dunfermline site.
The Livingston site is being closed and all colleagues will relocate to either Edinburgh or Dunfermline.
Including the potential job losses in Dundee, 720 jobs could go in total but 380 new roles are being created across the Group.
A small number of other changes are being announced today in Consumer Finance, Group Finance, Group Risk and Commercial Banking but branches are not affected on this occasion.
Accord has senior officials on site in Dundee and Dunfermline today to support members and listen to their views and concerns.
Accord’s Ged Nichols said:
“It’s positive that employment is being maintained in Scotland albeit on fewer sites.
However, changes of location aren’t always possible for staff due to travel times, caring responsibilities and other matters.
We have an ongoing dialogue with LBG so we do everything possible to ensure that the new arrangements work for as many of our members as possible and that full re-training is provided as appropriate. We also want to ensure that the bank is sensitive and supportive of individuals’ needs and preferences.”
Any quries should be sent to ged.nichols@AccordHQ.org