Visionstream has told the CWU that it may shed over 60 positions from Field Services Delivery as current contracts expire and work volumes decline.
Those affected will be both direct employees and labour hire workers. Around 22 jobs that are currently covered by either the Visionstream Field Workforce Agreement or the Silcar Communications Agreement are at risk.
A further 17 non-EA and 27 labour hire jobs are also likely to go.
Visionstream/Silcar failed to win NBN work when the Operations and Maintenance Master Agreements (OMMA) were announced in December 2015 and their current contract with the company for FTTN build expires in June. Visionstream says that they are also experiencing uncertainty and a drop-off in work in other contract areas.
Visionstream has been seeking expressions of interest for voluntary redundancies, although as usual it says that it will also consider its own requirements when making redundancy decisions.
Affected members should contact their state CWU branch.