According to Coates, the majority of these will go India.
‘I recently gave permission to outsource 60% of the work to India. It could
go higher, but the constraint is that we cannot move jobs to India at the
expense of shedding jobs in the UK. Politics will be an important factor,’ he
said during the press conference.
Unison, the NHS staff union,
described the news as ‘extraordinary’. Karen Jennings, head of health at Unison,
said such major announcements should first be discussed with staff in the UK.
According to The Times other government departments are considering
following suit to exploit India’s cheap, highly skilled, English-speaking labour
force in a move that has angered trade unions.
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