The formal announcement by Telstra of the closure of the Lismore Contact Centre means some mixed emotions for workers.
Our union has a long and proud history of campaigning for decent redundancy
benefits for Telstra workers. We recognise that for some workers the Telstra
announcement means a decent redundancy package, and a chance to start a
something new and exciting – or even a well earned early retirement.
But for other workers the Telstra decision is a real blow – and they would
much prefer to continue their careers and keep doing the good work your Contact
Centre is known for.
We know that Telstra can do more to keep people in work. And we are
determined to do everything possible to push Telstra to maintain jobs for those
who want to keep working.
To make this happen we need your help
The CPSU wants to have further serious discussions with Telstra about
maintaining jobs or offering genuine redeployment for workers who want to keep
working. To make those discussions viable CPSU needs a clear picture of the
number of jobs that Telstra needs to provide.