The CWU represents staff in Santander - one of the world’s largest Banks.

CWU members in Santander have a wide variety of roles including customer services, retail banking, IT, technical, mortgages, loans, printing, security and catering and work primarily at the BOOTLE; MANCHESTER (Deansgate) and LEICESTER (Carlton Park) sites as well as in high street branches throughout the UK. We also have a number of members in the BRADFORD site. The CWU represents all grades or salary bands of staff in Santander and its subsidiaries.

The CWU national officer with responsibility for members in Santander is John East 020 8971 7592 or John is supported by T&FS executive member Debbie Cort.

Santander bought Abbey National in 2004 and added the Alliance & Leicester as well as Bradford & Bingley's branch network and retail deposits in 2008. Santander employs around 25,000 staff in the UK.

The CWU represents members in the following Santander Group companies.


- Geoban

- Produban

The CWU negotiates pay and all terms and conditions for staff employed by all four companies. In addition it is consulted on all company policies and in addition provides both individual and collective representation on matters affecting members, be they disciplinaries; grievances; sick absence reviews or any other formal meetings with the company.

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