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Plan to move jobs offshore

07 Mar 2017

Catherine Dixon, executive general manager people experience at Suncorp New Zealand said it had announced a proposal to transfer a number of New Zealand-based administrative roles to its strategic partners in Asia.

"We have entered into a consultation process with our Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch people who are impacted by this change, and as part of this process have identified a number of new roles that they can apply for."

An unnamed source who contacted the Herald said at least 70 jobs were going to be disestablished.

Vero, Asteron, and Vero Liability employ roughly 900 people in New Zealand.

But Dixon said the company was unable to provide details on the number of roles being disestablished or the number of new roles being created as the consultation process was currently now underway.

She said the decision was not about reducing headcount. It is understood any change would not impact AA Insurance or AA Life staff.

"By moving some roles offshore, and creating new roles here in New Zealand, Suncorp New Zealand will increase the capability of its business, and improve the service we provide our customers."

 - NZ Herald

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