Event had been Postponed until Wednesday the 29th at 12:30pm to co-ordinate our Action with Affected Staff!
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Telstra made a $3.2billion profit last year. Now they want to sacrifice community jobs to make even more – human need not corporate greed – hey telstra,whats your hangup??
Occupy Sydney says no to Corporate Greed and Australian based Corporations offshoring work which can be done by Australian Workers in the name of increasing profits.
A Snap Protest has been called for
Tomorrow, Wednesday the 22nd, 5pm at 231 Elizabeth Street, Sydney CBD (Map Below)
BANNER & PLACARD MAKING TOMORROW ARVO @ OCCUPY SYDNEY, MARTIN PLACE
In 2011 Telstra reported a profit of $3.231 billion – a profit earned by its workers.
Telstra will sack 422 full-time staff and 229 staff employed through agencies as it streamlines services, with some of the jobs headed offshore.
About 235 staff will go from its Melbourne operations, 174 from Sydney and 242 from two call centres Telstra will close in Lismore in regional NSW and Townsville in Queensland.
These staff currently work in Telstra’s service centres and FOXTEL call centres. Telstra is shifting some of the roles to the Philippines.
Business customers will still be served by an Australian call centre.
Telstra is part way through an efficiency and restructuring drive. The company says the job cuts are necessary as more customers access Telstra services on the internet rather than through call centres.
The closures include two consumer contact centres in Lismore and part of Telstra’s Townsville site, with the calls being absorbed by other Telstra and FOXTEL contact centres, a Telstra spokeswoman said.
Vodafone customers are already fleeing in droves in part because of the inept call centres they maintain offshore. The service is abysmal. And Vodafone customers are paying. Telstra customers will pay too in frustration and angst if not in devaluation of service quality.
This is another example of Australian Corporations, some of whom started as Publicly Owned offshoring work and increasing unemployment and worker insecurity in the name of Profit Seeking and short Term Gain. Occupy Sydney has protested against this before when Westpac Axed 188 jobs earlier in the year and had Australian workers train their overseas replacements.