SIPTU members in Ulster Bank, who learned today that it is to close its doors after 160 years of trading, are seeking assurances about their future. SIPTU Organiser, Peadar Nolan said: “SIPTU members in Ulster Bank are deeply disappointed with the confirmation this morning that its parent company, Nat West, will conduct a phased withdrawal of banking services in the Republic of Ireland.  “We will be seeking to meet with the bank management immediately to discuss the implications for members of SIPTU, who are mainly based in the branch network.  “Our objective is to ensure as many jobs as possible are protected in the process of transition and transfer of the business to other entities.’