Union to oppose Bank of Scotland closures

The Unite union has said it will strongly oppose the loss of 750 jobs at Bank of Scotland Ireland.

The bank announced yesterday that it was pulling out of the retail market here.

The company's 44 Hallifax branches are set to close, along with its call centre in Dundalk in Co Louth.

Union spokesman Brian Gallagher said: "There's no good reason for the bank to react to the downturn in its business in such an agressive way."

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