Bournemouth Capita Workers Plan Strike

Workers at computer services giant Capita have voted to go on strike over job losses and work being sent to India.

Unite said more than 200 of its members at four sites in Bournemouth, Reading, Craigforth and Birmingham were involved in the dispute.

The union called on Capita to withdraw its offshoring plans. Unite national officer David Fleming said: "Capita IT staff have voted for industrial action out of anger at Capita's plans to send skilled work abroad.

"Once the skilled jobs are offshored from local communities they never return, which leaves a damaging impact on local economies.

"Unite members are determined to oppose the plan to send their jobs to India and cut other UK jobs, and Unite is calling on Capita's clients to veto the plans.'' 

If talks fail to resolve the row, Unite will agree strike dates and action short of a strike on Thursday. Unite members voted by four to one for strike action and nine to one for action short of strike on a 65% turnout.

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