“Outsourcing” of jobs from first-world nations to third-world countries usually has politicians and trade union leaders up in arms. But what happens when the first-world organisations manned by thrid-world employees decide to outsource from their mother-countries?
The BBC World Service, which also broadcasts in Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali and Sinhala, has decided to relocate upto 50 per cent of its overall “language staff” closer to their audience. South Asian journalists by the Beeb have been told to relocate to their countries of origin or face redundancy.
Result: South Asians in the BBC are protesting the offshoring of their jobs to South Asia!
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