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.
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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.