Unite the Union

Unite the Union

January 21, 2008 10:39 ET

Capita Belfast Job Losses Appear to be a Failure to Keep Promises

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2008) - Unite the union have today (Monday 21st January) accused Capita of breaking their promises to staff on their Capita site in Belfast.

Capita's announcement to cut a further 41 jobs has been criticised by Unite as a further sign that promises to secure more contracts and maintain the Belfast site as a centre of excellence are not being kept.

Graham Goddard, Unite Deputy General Secretary, said: "Unite members are concerned that Capita have failed in their promise to secure the long term future of their life and pensions operation. The announcement of 41 job losses today represents another blow for Capita staff in Belfast who face growing uncertainty as the company have failed to deliver on Chief Executive Paul Pindar's original commitment to the workforce of 'opportunity and business expansion'. It would appear that Belfast was simply a stepping stone into a new market for Capita.

"Unite will strongly oppose any compulsory redundancies and urge Capita to come back to the negotiating table. We are calling on Capita to honour their assurances to their workforce."

The 116 staff in the life and pensions department in Belfast must now re-apply for the remaining 75 roles.

Contact Information

  • Unite Press Office
    Saba Mozakka
    020 7420 8916 or 07768 693 953