RBS to shed 40% of London IT staff
The Unite union claimed that taxpayer-owned bank RBS was to cut 40% of its UK IT staff, with the loss of 900 jobs due to cost-cutting, restructuring and offshoring. The bank said any changes were down to it being a “simpler, smaller” bank, but Unite said the cuts coming into effect by 2020 would leave it “operating a skeleton service”.
Tech leaders on the US’s digital economy advisory board quit in protest over President Trump’s refusal to condemn right-wing and white supremacist violence in Charlottesville. Confirmed resignations include Microsoft president Brad Smith, Mozilla chair Mitchell Baker and IEEE president Karen Bartleson.