Displaying items by tag: Job cuts

National Broadband Network operator NBN Co has come under fire from the CEPU Communications Union for the “outrageous” salary of network chief Stephen Rue, after his axing of hundreds of jobs in the middle of a pandemic and while “overseeing a shonky” NBN network rollout.  

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s peak body for science and technology, Science & Technolgy Australia (STA), fears the permanent loss of talent from the country’s research system and has called on the Federal Government to staunch the "hemorrhaging" of talent in the wake of thousands more job cuts just announced by universitities.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The union representing Telstra workers wants all Australian businesses to follow suit with the telco’s decision to put on hold any further job cuts for the next six months as part of its contribution to national economic stimulus in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra is cutting an additional 280 jobs as it continues culling its workforce as part of the program announced in 2018 that it would effect a net reduction of 8000 employees and contractors by 2022 - and reduce two to four layers of management, with one in four executive and middle management roles to go.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia's biggest telco Telstra has brought forward its plans, announced last June, to sack thousands of workers, leading to an increase of $200 million in the company's restructuring costs for the current financial year.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:17

Optus to cut another 440 jobs over next two months

Singtel Optus will sack 440 workers over the next two months in what it says is a bid to reduce the number involved in back-office work.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Communications Workers Union has described Telstra's decision to cut the jobs of 8000 employees and contractors by 2022 as "putting short-term profits above long-term services for the Australian community".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra's announcement that its plan to cut 8000 jobs by 2022 will improve customer service has been labelled as "nonsense" by the Australian Greens.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia's biggest telco Telstra has announced that it will effect a net reduction of 8000 employees and contractors by 2022 and reduce two to four layers of management, leading to the cutting of one in four executive and middle management roles.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The union that covers telecommunications workers claims the sacking of 400 more workers at Singtel Optus shows the "reprehensible contempt" that management has for the workforce.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Close on the heels of announcing 200 jobs would go due to phasing out its Virgin Mobile subsidiary, Singtel Optus has announced that it would be making another 400 positions redundant in the coming months.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The news that Optus will be axing 200 jobs across Australia due to its decision to phase out its subsidiary Virgin Mobile over the next two years has been described as "a devastating blow to workers".

Published in Mobility

Don’t worry, Microsoft is in no danger of going away: what will go is thousands of jobs mostly in sales, mostly outside the US, mostly to benefit cloud growth.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Australia's second biggest telecommunications provider Optus is cutting 320 jobs in a number of divisions and says that more redundancies will take place in the next 12 months. However, the telco said it would also be adding 140 new roles.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 13:36

Telstra downsizes workforce due to NBN

Telstra has quietly reduced the numbers in its ranks by 1088 in the last six months, leaving it with 32,551 full-time equivalent staff. The company says the rise of the NBN is one reason for the cuts.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Saturday, 21 January 2017 11:33

Microsoft expected to cut more jobs

Microsoft will announce the final 700 job cuts for FY 2016-17 next week at its quarterly earnings report. Analysts are saying that is not too bad for a company employing more than 114,000 people.

Published in Listed Tech
Friday, 14 October 2016 09:40

HP Inc to cut another 4000 jobs by 2019

HP Inc, the hardware arm of the Silicon Valley pioneer formerly known as Hewlett Packard, says it expects to cut up to another 4000 jobs by 2019.

Published in Hardware

Predictions of a bloodbath at IBM, heatedly denied by the company, appear to be true. Up to 100,000 of the company’s staff, nearly one quarter of the total global workforce, is facing the axe.

Published in Listed Tech
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 06:17

CSIRO job cuts hit IT and research

Just as the ABC announces massive job cuts, the union representing staff at the nation’s premier scientific research organisation has released a report into the effects of layoff there.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 14 February 2014 06:20

Slaughterhouse Blue – IBM slashes worldwide

It used to be that a job at IBM was a job for life. No more. Now Big Blue is slashing jobs worldwide in an effort to cut expenses.

Published in People Moves
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