- Category: Business
18 Jan 2013
Nokia’s plans to outsource 715 staff members in IT functions to its Indian partners, HCL Technologies and TATA Consultancy Services, came under criticism soon after the company’s press release. The chair of the Trade Union Pro, Antti Rinne, suspects outsourcing is means to cloaking the redundancy figures and minimising costs. In his statement, Rinne urges Nokia to shoulder its responsibility and provide the appropriate support also for the employees to be outsourced. In response, Nokia cooled fears over the fate of the concerned staff members. Juha Putkiranta, a Nokia executive, highlighted that the mobile manufacturer has a long-term contract with its Indian partners, whose operations in Finland are growing. The majority of the employees transferred from Nokia to the consultancy firm Accenture in 2011 have since been laid off.
Lehtikuva - Antti Aimo-Koivisto