More than 600 technicians employed by the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, will walk off the job on Wednesday as part of a national day of action.
The union that represents workers and contractors at NBN Co has described as "appalling" the fact that three-quarters of the staff are senior employees who earn six-figure salaries, while hundreds of jobs at base levels have been slashed.
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.
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.
Telstra shareholders have voted to approve a salary increase for CEO Andy Penn, ignoring criticism from the union representing Telstra workers complaining about Penn's “exorbitant” $5 million pay packet.
Telstra workers across Australia will walk off the job on Wednesday (today) following what they claim is the company's continued refusal to provide them with fair pay and conditions.
Telstra employees are set to strike work on Tuesday after the company failed to reach an accord on pay and conditions with the union which represents the workers.
Telstra has labelled criticism of its internal job allocation systems by the CEPU Communications Union chief Shane Murphy as “grossly misleading".
The CEPU Communications Union claims homes and businesses across Australia suffered from faults without technician support or repairs and missed installations due to a meltdown on Thursday of Telstra’s internal job allocation system that controls sending workers and contractors to a job.
The union that covers Telstra workers has pointed out that the nationwide outage suffered by the telco came soon after the company announced the sacking of 360 technical field employees.
ANALYSIS The big news at Telstra's annual general meeting on Tuesday wasn't the fact that the telco reported another drop in profits. Rather it was that the top executives still expected bonuses after another performance that could hardly be described as stellar.
The Commonwealth Bank's five-year agreement with Australia Post, which will see the bank invest in banking services provided by post offices around Australia, including in regional areas, has led to a call for the other big banks to do their own deals to provide greater banking services in the regions.
Optus' plans to sack 440 workers over the next two months have brought a scathing reaction from the CEPU Communications Union, with the union labelling the decision as another “devastating blow” to workers .
The union representing Telstra workers claims the telco is forcing those who will not be affected by the sackings announced in June, as part of its new strategy known as Telstra2022, to take a cut in their take-home pay.
The union representing Telstra works says "Telstra’s already poor customer satisfaction levels will go from bad to horrendous if the telco pushes ahead with its plans to axe 8000 jobs".
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".
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.
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".
Workers who are employed doing work on the national broadband network are being forced to deal with the disaster that the project has become, the Communications Union says.
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