Will there be an IT offshoring U-turn at Birmingham City Council?

It appears that an elected body of people, Birmingham City Council (BCC), is listening to the people that elected them and reconsidering sending their jobs offshore.

It was reported in the Birmingham Post that the council was doing a u-turn on a decision to offshore IT jobs to India.

I have put in calls to the Birmingham City Council and the union, Unite, which represents workers at BCC, and it seems a u-turn might not be the final outcome even though there is a rethink.

BCC might just be going through the motions with the union.

If the council does do a u-turn I think it will be significant. When it was first revealed that BCC was offshoring IT I thought it might open the floodgates for local government offshoring. So if it abandons it could have the reverse effect.

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