Telstra job cuts got you worried?

Telstra yesterday announced plans to axe 1700 jobs.

The decision affects Telstra workers like you, who are already under pressure from increasing workloads and fewer staff to do the work.

Telstra management has provided some early details about the job losses, but it’s very important to let the CPSU know if you are approached about redundancy. You can also contact the CPSU if you would like to talk to an industrial expert about where you stand.


You’re smart to be a CPSU member

Our network of organisers, delegates and industrial experts have the knowledge and experience to minimise the impact of job losses on members. It’s what we do.

Our job is to guide you through this potentially difficult time. For example, last month a member going through redundancy was about to be underpaid before the CPSU stepped in, saving the member $10,000.

As a CPSU member you have access to member-only content about Telstra redundancies. Get the factsheet by logging in now. Don’t have a log in? Email us

Latest round of Telstra cuts – background

Over the past couple of years Telstra workers have helped deliver more than $8 billion in net profit for the organisation. It makes yesterday’s announcement of 1700 job cuts, with the addition of 300 new jobs across the business particularly disappointing.

The CPSU has been representing members in the media, condemning the cuts.

Media coverage

Telstra set to axe 1400 jobs in push to slash costs, Fairfax

Telstra defiant as 1400 jobs axed, The Australian [$]

Telstra job cuts threaten company's viability: Union, Workplace Express [$]