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sasolBusiness Report writes that petrochemical giant Sasol has outsourced part of its information technology (IT) functions internationally.  

Last week the company confirmed that at least 30% of back office support had been outsourced to Poland and India in order to enhance efficiencies and to standardise and integrate systems across its global operations.  Sasol employs about 31,000 people in 37 countries.  Labour federation Cosatu said the move would have far-reaching implications for the SA economy, with spokesman Sizwe Pamla stating:  “This is economic sabotage and compromising workers’ interest and those of the community.”  Trade union Solidarity’s Gerhard Cloete noted that Sasol retained a large in-house IT capacity and used outsourcing for back office needs.  He indicated Solidarity was not aware of any restructuring plans or possible job losses at the company.

  • Read this report by Thabisile Mbele and Manyane Manyane in full at Business Report

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