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NU cuts 2,350 jobs in India move

Norwich Union is axing 2,350 jobs from its UK operation as it moves call centre and back office administration functions to India where 22,500 new jobs will be created.

NU expects the majority of the job losses to be made up of voluntary redundancies, redeployment and staff turnover but says around 500 staff may face compulsory redundancy, with 12 locations across the UK likely to be affected.

The insurance giant says only 21 staff faced compulsory redundancy when it moved 1,250 UK jobs to India earlier this year. This week&#39s announcement will see the number of administrative and call centre staff at NU&#39s Delhi, Bangalore and Puna locations brought up to 3,700 by the end of 2004.

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