Capita: 84 more jobs lost

Just days after announcing annual profits of £357million, Capita is set to sack another 84 workers in Belfast. Capita, which has major contracts with the NI civil service and the BBC, once employed 450 workers, but after this latest round of job losses, only 75 will remain at its base in Clarendon Dock.

The NI Executive’s privatisation policies have boosted Capita’s profits. In 2009, Minister for Education, Caitriona Ruane, outsourced the teachers’ pensions payroll and administration service to Capita at a cost of £2.5 million. The result has seen the loss of hundreds of jobs. The Executive should immediately terminate all public sector contracts with Capita and bring all these services back into the public sector to create jobs.

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