Union fears passage to India

The UK's largest private-sector union, Amicus, has predicted thatinsurer Aviva's decision to site its new call centre in India will be thefirst blow in a year when 15,000 UK insurance call-centre jobs will belost to international start-ups.

Aviva announced last month that it was planning to build a new call centreand develop a claims processing operation for its UK general insurancebusiness in Bangalore.

The insurer said the move would give the group's UK general insurancebusiness extra flexib