Royal London's salesforce is claiming that United Assurance's salesforce
is getting preferential treatment on redundancy packages.
An MSF union spokesman says the Royal London management has intimated that
proposed voluntary redundancies would only be offered to United Assurance
But Royal denies it has said anything of the kind. It is making a takeover
bid for United.
It has already told its salesforce they must agree to new contracts
replacing commission with performance-related pay. Over 90 salespeople
refused to sign and were sacked.
Royal's salesforce was taken off the road last year for retraining for six
months at a cost, the MSF says, of £15,000-£20,000 per salesperson.
The MSF spokesman says: “Royal London sales staff have been told by
management there is nothing in the redundancy packages for them.”