Outsourcing jobs to India upsets Scottish firm's workers

Thursday, 31 May 2007, 07:00 Hrs
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London: Workers of a Scottish financial company are upset after it announced plans to transfer staff to another company as part of a deal which will ultimately see work outsourced to India.

The Capita Group announced Wednesday that it has signed a contract to become a strategic outsourcing partner of Resolution, one of the biggest employers in Glasgow's growing financial sector.

The contract includes plans to offshore a substantial amount of back office work of Resolution to India.

Under the deal, approximately 500 jobs are expected to be outsourced to India as part of cost cutting measures spread over a period of three years.

Politicians and a union leader expressed their anguish over the new deal, the Herald reported.

"I am deeply disappointed by Resolution's decision to outsource a significant number of jobs to India," Daryl Williams, of the trade union Unite, said.

"This is bad news. I have written to the managing director of Capita asking that everything be done to minimise job losses," Bill Aitken, a Glasgow Tory leader said.

However, a statement from Resolution said staff turnover and redeployment would mean that potential redundancies would be fewer than 500.

Resolution's group chief executive Mike Biggs said, "We are working very closely with Capita to ensure that any redundancy impact on our staff is minimised."
Source: IANS
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