Sitel jobs coming to New Zealand isn’t all good news
4 June 2014
Sitel jobs coming to New Zealand isn’t
all good news
There’s not much cause to celebrate in
the news that 139 jobs at Sitel in Australia will be moving
to New Zealand, says the union for telecommunications
workers, the EPMU.
The US company announced last week that
it is moving jobs to New Zealand because labour is cheaper
“That’s not good news for workers or the New
Zealand economy,” says Anita Rosentreter, EPMU organiser.
“These jobs aren’t secure and they don’t give workers
a chance to build a real career or plan for their
“Last year we lost 100 jobs from Sitel in
Auckland. They went to Australia and the
“This is the price of the government’s
low-wage economy. Even if jobs do come here in the short
term, they can go just as quickly – moved to countries
where workers are paid even less, or places like Australia
which invest in skills and infrastructure.
Zealanders deserve secure, skilled jobs with a future, not
short-term contracts which could be gone
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