Newsletters From BTU

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...

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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...

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From Desktop To Laptop‬

In our recent Working from Home Survey, 63% of members said that they were working more than 7 hours a day and were more productive than they were before the pandemic. According to a recent study of 3 million employees in 21,500 companies published by Harvard Business...

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Playing With Fire

In a note to staff in Old Broad Street, the bank says it's running a Fire Safety pilot between 21 June and 16 July. In that announcement the bank says: “As our ways of working start to change so must some of our processes, and how we manage evacuations due to fires is...

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Where’s Harry?

In a previous Newsletter, we reported that we’d written to Mr Harry Baines, Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group Pension Trustees Limited asking it to join the legal action on behalf of the tens of thousands of pension scheme members whose benefits are going to be reduced...

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Bank Settles Disability Discrimination Case…

…After a 3 year, hard fought, legal battle that should never have been needed. Yes, that’s right, the Bank could have resolved this case in a matter of days three years ago, but it chose not to, presumably thinking that BTU and the disabled member concerned would...

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The Long & Winding Road

The bank has confirmed that it will open offices from 21st June but subject to restriction in England being lifted. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland haven’t yet set out their timescales for lifting current restrictions. The bank has told staff that: “you’ll be...

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£40 Million In Compensation

We are about to begin the next phase of the Union’s GMP campaign and that will begin to roll out in the next few weeks. Just to recap, last November the High Court ruled that Lloyds are legally responsible for equalising the guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs) for...

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BTU Newsletters

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