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Unite the Union

January 17, 2008 06:29 ET

Capita Confirm Closure of Birmingham Operation

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2008) - Unite the Union has demanded meaningful consultation with Capita following confirmation of the closure of their site in Wythall, Birmingham.

In an announcement to staff this morning (Thursday 17th January) Capita confirmed they will close the site by the end of the year, with the loss of almost 400 jobs to India and other parts of the UK.

Graham Goddard, Unite Deputy General Secretary, says: "Unite members in the Wythall Capita site face anxiety as their future rests in the balance. Unite is demanding that Capita meet with the union in order to have meaningful consultation about the future of staff in Wythall. The union is seeking redeployment opportunities for staff, as well as an investment in the retraining of staff impacted by this decision.

"Unite 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 transfers the bulk of it's Customer Services to Mumbai. Our initial fears about 1,200 job cuts in the UK following the deal between Capita and Resolution are now being materialised."

The decision follows the outsourcing of 2,000 jobs by Resolution plc to Capita in August 2008.

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