Friday, 17 February 2012

Job losses and ethical banks

Shan Oakes to Yorkshire Post:

 I write further to your article, ‘ Recession fears grow with wave of job cuts in region’ (8th Feb).  The loss of bank jobs is, of course, very sad for the employees concerned, but unsurprising in the current climate of takeovers and megacorporate rule.

   Ethical banks, on the other hand, such as Triodos, the Cooperative  Bank and the Ecology Building Society are doing very well.  More and more people are looking for ‘good’ banking.  Perhaps redundant bank staff could consider starting up or supporting  the growth of local credit unions which will deal transparently and fairly with local people’s money... (more

Shan Oakes
Green Party (Hull and East Riding)

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