British jobs to go to India
January 23: Over 600 British jobs may go to Mumbai and Bangalore
as two major British companies, Capita and Experian, have
decided to cut their employee strength and move work to the
two Indian cities.
400 Capita workers at Wythall in Birmingham have been told
that the site will be closed by the end of the year and their
jobs moved to India and other parts of the UK.
checking giant Experian is in the process of axing hundreds
of jobs in Britain to cut costs after a dramatic slowdown
due to the liquidity crunch.
company, which employs 15,000 people, is scaling back its
IT development workforce in Britain and the US and plans to
outsource many of the jobs to India, Chile and Bulgaria.
executive Don Robert said cuts among the 4,000 British staff
would number 'less than 1,000'.
Staff at Experian's office in Nottingham were informed last
week that 200 jobs at the office would definitely be scrapped.
of the 200 job cuts will be made from the IT department. The
IT section affected is involved in the area of software development.
This work is being transferred to Perot Systems in Bangalore.
decision to cut jobs has angered the employees Union. The
union today demanded ''meaningful consultation'' with Capita
following confirmation of the closure of Wythall site.
Goddard, deputy general secretary of the union 'Unite' said
''Unite members in the Wythall capita site face anxiety as
their future rests in the balance.
is demanding that Capita meet with the union in order to have
meaningful consultation about the future of staff in Wythall,''
union said it was seeking redeployment opportunities for staff,
as well as an investment in the retraining of employees affected
by the decision.
now has major concerns about the future of the Capita operation
in Glasgow, which will also be badly hit as the company press
ahead with plans to axe many hundreds of jobs as it transfer
the bulk of its customer services to Mumbai,'' Goddard said.
initial fears of about 1,200 job cuts in the UK following
the deal between Capita and Resolution are now being materialised,''
Capita spokeswoman said, ''All staff will be encouraged to
apply for other roles within the Capita Group and we are currently
working with Unite to mitigate potential redundancies.''
decision to close the site follows the outsourcing of 2,000
UK jobs by Resolution plc to Capita in August 2008.