Brussels–Belgian post company Bpost is transferring 200 jobs in the ICT sector to two companies in India, Infosys and Tata Consultancy, the Belgian media reported.

But the Belgian trade unions and Telecommunications Minister Alexander De Croo Aare unhappy over the decision.

According to the VRT news network, De Croo said he will question Bpost on the matter.

“The company has some explaining to do. I think Belgium has enough ICT experts to do this type of work. Digitalisation in society does not have the purpose of exporting jobs. I think it should create jobs,” he said.

Bpost is employing some 200 ICT experts internally and another 200 externally.

A spokesperson for Bpost Barbara Van Speybroeck spoke of new challenges within the world of ICT, which make that “we didn’t find the right researchers. We were using over a 100 suppliers, which hampered the development of a clear strategy”.

The Christian trade union ACV in Belgium said it was “a scandal” for a publicly-owned company to move jobs abroad to low-wage countries.


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