Telstra has notified the CWU that it proposes to send a further range of network functions to an “industry partner” in India.
The move would result in a net loss of 116 jobs from Telstra, with 128 existing Telstra jobs being sent off-shore and 12 new ones being created.
In a letter received 6 February, Telstra indicates that the move will affect some Network Infrastructure Operations (NIO) Level 3 response functions, Network Assurance Operations (NAO) incident management and Network Service and Facilities (NS&F) change process compliance.
At the time of going to press, no formal discussion of the proposal had been held with Telstra. A meeting is scheduled for Monday 10 February.
Further details will be reported to members as they become available.