Union chiefs have reacted angrily to the news that insurance giant Aviva is to axe 2,000 jobs.
In a statement from Unite, Britain's biggest union, said it fears for Uk jobs.
Once again finance staff are being forced to pay the price for boardroom failure. Aviva has also announced plans to slash redundancy pay, with longer serving staff losing more than a quarter of their entitlement. To cut redundancy pay so drastically when there is deep uncertainty over job security is a callous and disgraceful act.
Since the departure of CEO Andrew Moss less than 12 months ago, the UK workforce, which is the backbone of the company, has suffered job cuts, pay freezes and now faces an attack on their redundancy terms, when the company is planning more cuts.
The Union has pledged to oppose any job losses in the UK and the cuts to redundancy terms.
More top news
Heavy rain in places which will clear away to the east by late evening.
John Willis was born without fully formed arms and legs but set himself the task of participating in all 34 Olympic and Paralympic sports.
England captain Dylan Hartley lasted just six minutes off the bench after he was red-carded in Northampton Saints' defeat to Leinster.