RBC CEO Gord Nixon's letter to staff regarding temporary foreign workers
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E-mail obtained by The Globe and Mail
From: Gord Nixon - CEO Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2013 10:46 PM Subject: Message from Gord Nixon - RBC clarifies recent media reports | Message de Gord Nixon - RBC fait la lumière sur les récents rapports dans les médias
To all employees in Canada
RBC clarifies recent media reports
Over the last 24 hours there has been Canadian media coverage alleging that
RBC has hired temporary foreign workers to replace RBC employees. I would
like to provide you with some context about this story and assure you that
RBC has not hired temporary foreign workers to take over the job functions of
In this case, we have a contract with a vendor to support specific technology
requirements, which impacts approximately 45 employees. In keeping with
standard business practices, when transitioning activities, our vendor has
temporarily assigned a number of their employees onsite
at RBC to affect this transition with a small number remaining on a go
forward basis. We have already identified positions for a number of affected
staff and we will continue to work diligently to find suitable roles for the
broader context for our vendor strategy, like most businesses, we partner
with external vendors to improve and extend our product and services offering
to meet our client needs, and improve our operational effectiveness.
57,000 employees in Canada, RBC continues to create jobs in many businesses
and functions and we have a strong track record of retraining and redeploying
our staff affected by these types of changes.
Our goal remains to provide outstanding advice and service to our clients,
and we continue to rely on your skills and commitment to always earn the
right to be our clients’ first choice.