Offshoring election issue for Aussies

Finsec’s sister union the FSU is keeping the pressure on Australian political parties to deal to offshoring of local jobs.  5,500 Australian jobs in the finance sector have been lost to countries like India and the Philippines in recent years.

Coalition leader Tony Abbott said on Adelaide radio that losing your job in a call centre to lower cost labour sourced overseas is “sometimes unfortunate” but that “there will be other jobs you can go to” showed a lack of concern for Aussie workers.

FSU Policy Director Rod Masson, said Mr Abbott’s ‘hands-off and hopeful’ approach demonstrated a lazy and disinterested policy position. “Our members, working for hugely profitable Australian companies, are under very real pressures in terms of immediate threats to their jobs and to meet service demands when positions are sent off-shore.”

The FSU is calling on all political parties to adopt policies that protect Australian jobs and skills from the practice of off-shoring.


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