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Originally posted by aboutface
It's not often that I am lost for words, but this really blows my mind, in what is a deliberate, and supremely greedy and insensitive action, and a new low in job outsourcing by the most evil and callous institution on earth.
There exists a Canadian program to bring in skilled workers to jobs that are not easily filled by citizens, such as farmhands in certain areas, etc. However a whistleblower who is among dozens recently laid off by the RBC is speaking out. It seems the RBC has been contracting with Igate of India to bring in untrained workers from over there to replace its Canadian IT workers at a much lower pay rate. The IT workers were obliged to train their replacements before their termination date.
The Harper government says this is unacceptable but we will see if it is merely using rhetoric to placate people as usual or if they will send those workers back, as I feel they should do. It has spent millions or is it billions in advertising its action plan
Meanwhile, I urge you to go to the link and read the article as well as watch the video. Talk about a supreme slap in the face! They bring in foreign workers to replace working Canadians! I am physically sick
Story and video
In the most recent news in that vein, The Guardian reports that Bain has for months been dismantling and shipping to China, "piece by piece," a car parts plant, of which it is majority owner, in Freeport, Ill. -- even as it requires the workers to train personally their Chinese replacements, who have been flown in by management.