Barclaycard jobs moving offshore

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Barclaycard has come under fire over plans to move some operations overseas, with the loss of 285 jobs in the UK. The company said it proposed to move customer service work from sites in Wavertree, Northampton and Teesside as part of its programme of improving day-to-day operational efficiency.

Rob MacGregor, at the union Unite, said: "This decision comes just one week after Barclays slashed another 1,000 jobs. At this time of economic uncertainty why isn't this UK finance company doing all it can to support its workforce in the UK, not telling them their work will now be done in India."

Barclaycard said it expected there to be opportunities for redeployment in all the centres.