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Union fighting for 50 jobs after Pru drops Capita

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Union fighting for 50 jobs after Pru drops Capita

Unite the Union has said it is will ‘fight’ for 50 Capita roles which are under threat after M&G Prudential changed administration providers for its life and pensions contracts.

Capita was dropped from its administration contract which was worth £722 million over 15 years last week.

Capita will be replaced by Diligenta, a subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services, with 1,100 UK Capita roles moving to Diligenta as part of the deal.

However Unite the union has raised concerns about Capita roles in its Belfast office being moved to Diligenta’s office in Reading as part of the change in provider.

A consultation process, led by Capita, is underway for these positions. Unite the Union’s national officer Dominic Hook said the union is going to fight to keep the positions in Belfast.

‘As part of Pru moving the contract from Capita to Diligenta, Diligenta has said they don’t want people in Belfast they want their jobs to be in Reading,’ he said.

‘The proposal at the moment is these people will transfer and most of them were originally Pru employees so they have already moved from Prudential to Capita. We will be fighting to keep the jobs in Belfast.’

Ian Methven, Unite regional officer, said previously: ‘There must be concrete guarantees that this new contract will not merely result in hundreds of jobs being offshored to India or important workplaces like Belfast being simply shut down.’

In a statement Diligenta said: ‘Our understanding is that approximately 50 roles will be impacted at the Belfast site operated by Capita. Any further questions at this time regarding Capita’s Belfast site or their people should be addressed to Capita.’

Capita declined to comment.

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