Belfast Telegraph

Prudential staff back industrial action over jobs offshoring

Workers at finance giant Prudential have voted to take industrial action in a row over offshoring of jobs.

Unite said its members based in Reading had backed action by 97%, saying 81 jobs will be lost by switching work to India.

The workers had voted not to co-operate with the transfer of work, which Unite said would "severely delay" the move.

Unite regional officer Ian Methven said: "Unite members have been left with no choice but to take action in order to protect their jobs.

"These proposals make no business sense at all. The cost savings are questionable and the risk to customer relations is great.

"There are alternative ways of saving money in this area and we urge Prudential to think again about the offshoring of this skilled work."

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