Strike threat lifted as Halifax staff takes deal
Published 23/03/2010 | 05:00
THE threat of strike action at Halifax branches has been lifted after staff voted to accept a redundancy deal for 750 axed workers.
Employees voted over 90pc in favour of accepting the terms of an agreement between Bank of Scotland (Ireland) and Unite. They had voted to strike in response to the company's decision to shed 750 jobs and close its retail business.
But yesterday Unite said strikes were off the table. The union said the package meant most of its members would leave with the equivalent of at least nine months' salary.