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Claims Aviva Jobs in York Could Be Shipped to India


2:33pm 13th May 2013
(Updated 3:04pm 13th May 2013)

There are claims jobs at Aviva in York are being sent to India.

The financial firm announced last month 2,000 posts were at risk across the company.

Now the Unite union claims of those, 600 in York, Sheffield and Norwich are being transferred to India.

Unite national officer Dominic Hook said:

"Aviva is betraying its UK workforce by exporting 600 jobs overseas. This is an appalling way to treat the loyal workforce who are the backbone of the company.

"Unite is calling on Aviva to reverse this decision and to keep the jobs in the UK. Aviva has a responsibility to the communities it profits from. It's bad enough exporting jobs overseas when the UK economy is strong, but when Britain's economy is suffering it's outrageous that the insurer isn't supporting employment in the UK."

An Aviva spokesperson said to Minster FM:

“Today, we have briefed our employees on our intention to offshore around 600 Life administrative roles by 2014. This decision has not been taken lightly. In April we outlined the need for a reduction of 2,000 roles across our global business to achieve significant cost efficiencies, and the relocation of these roles is part of this plan. The number of full time employees impacted by this decision will be significantly less, as we expect at least a third of the role reductions to be met by closure of vacancies, temporary contracts, and natural turnover."


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