HBOS vote beset by protests
HBOS shareholders voting today on the merger with Lloyds TSB will be met by protestors from trade union Unite in Birmingham.
Demonstrators – primarily HBOS workers – are campaigning for staff rights.
“Months of unremitting speculation about the future of HBOS has left long-serving employees feeling insecure about their jobs in an organisation they are very faithful to,” said Unite general secretary Derek Simpson.
“It is vital that we focus on concrete proposals for the future of these banks.”
Protestors will be wearing T-shirts saying: “Secure Jobs = Secure Bank” and will hand out mock ballot papers to shareholders as they enter the general meeting.
Unite’s statement can be found here.