By Colin Ho, ZDNet.com.au | 2010/02/18 13:44:01
The Australian Services Union (ASU) claimed today that IT giant IBM is planning to offshore jobs from a number of its operations centres to China and India.
The union had been contacted by a number of employees who informed it of the move, according to the union's branch secretary Sally McManus. The workers had said the changes will affect around 150 jobs from systems operation centres located in Baulkham Hills and Cumberland Forest in Sydney, as well as Clayton in Melbourne. The positions would be moving to offshore centres located in Bangalore, India and Shen zhen, China, McManus said.
By Renai LeMay
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 17:15
IBM today said it had concluded long-running talks with the Australian Services Union that saw the pair front up earlier this year before workplace tribunal Fair Work Australia.
“We have concluded negotiations with IBM employee representatives and the ASU,” Big Blue said in a company statement. “The individual interests of our employees remained central throughout the negotiation process.”
The end of the saga? The story:
Americans should learn to live in near poverty like most of the world!!! Stupid, greedy American workers! Do they think they're special, and deserve a better living standard, just because they are American? Comfortable and luxury living is for the capitalists only! Didn't those guys read Adam Smith and the other British Liberal Economists???
Would like to offshore this adminsitration and all its union jobs ..... we are heading towards a Greece scenario. Unions have destroyed steel, auto, can industry, post office. Not to mention the teachers unions that are destroying school districts. The EU and the USA must cut spending or we are going into a global meltdown.
By Beverley Head
Friday, 30 April 2010 11:58
The Australian Services Union has given global computing giant IBM a deadline of 5pm today to comply with a decision handed down last week by Fair Work Australia which it says obliges the company to negotiate with the union in good faith, or it will seek further orders against the company from the Court.
First time IBM has had to negotiate with a union. Read here:
I am glad you do not have a functional brain. All of your posts defend Sam to the hilt. Don't think, do not post an original thought, just say SAM is God and there is nothing you can do about it.
I hope your job, wherever you are and it does not seem to be IBM by your writing, is indeed outsourced someday.