“Return Is Voluntary Over The Summer”

That’s what Matt Sinnott, Group People & Property Director, said recently. The clear implication of his statement was that after the summer holidays, return to offices – in some form – will become compulsory for Lloyds Banking Group staff. In his...

More Flexibility?

The retail bank is going to be pushing staff for greater flexibility over the next few weeks. In a note to staff, Jo Harris, Managing Director, Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland said: “Our current working patterns and ways of working mean that we don’t always have the...

Accord Criticises Pay Deal Agreed By Accord.

You couldn’t make this stuff up. In a recent note to his members Accord’s General Secretary criticised this year’s pay deal. He said: “…Accord members have already been impacted by a pay review for 2021 that’s now below inflation”. That’s the same General Secretary...

The Merging Of Grade D & E ‘Uppers’ and ‘Lowers’

We said last year that the bank was going to merge ‘uppers’ and ‘lowers’ for grades D and E. The bank has been looking to do it for years. In fact, it tried to do this in 2014 but we stopped it by threatening legal action. We told the bank that grades were contractual...

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