L&G faces strike over closed office

Staff at Legal & General’s doomed Kingswood office have voted to go on strike following discussions between the Unite union and staff.

The union opened a consultative ballot for industrial action, which closed last week. There was a 68 per cent turnout for the ballot with 63 per cent of the total membership voting for action.

Unite regional officer Ian Methven says: “Following this result, Unite has been promised new information and a serious approach to consultation from L&G, which we will review before consulting with our members.”

An L&G spokesman says: “We hope… all parties will continue to work together to reach agreement on the proposals.”