News : Accrington Call Centre Tribunal Adjourned
Dec 2, 2013 -- An employment tribunal involving former workers at an East Lancashire call centre which closed with the loss of 250 jobs has been adjourned until February.
The hearing in Manchester, involving 120 former staff against international outsourcing provider Sitel, heard four days of evidence last week. It will now hear the remaining points regarding the unfair dismissal claim on February 17, 18, and 19 before considering a judgement.
Sitel employed the workforce to handle online holiday bookings at the Globe Centre in Accrington.
In September 2011, after one of its clients, travel firm Expedia, moved its call-handling to Bangalore in India, the firm announced its entire workforce would be made redundant by November that year.
The Globe Centre is still the base for several companies employing hundreds of workers.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013