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    2015-03-04

    KordiaNBNCoTATA

    NBN DESIGN WORK SHOULD BE DONE LOCALLY, SAYS CWU

    CWU officials have called on NBN Co to explain its reported decision to award design contracts to offshore companies. In a report yet to be confirmed, the Australian Financial Review (3 March) claimed that NZ-owned Kordia and Indian multinational Tata had both won NBN design contracts. This has raised concerns that the actual design work may be performed overseas. Read More

    2014-10-08

    Optus All Aboard

    Optus - outsourcing and off-shoring continues

    Optus says it plans to shed up to 80 jobs from its Customer Division, with over half of the positions to be either outsourced within Australia or offshored. The redundancies come from several areas and reflect the ongoing rationalisation of positions that has been occurring in the Customer Division over the last 9 months. Read More

    2014-09-24

    PhilippinesCC

    Telstra sends more jobs offshore

    Telstra has notified the CWU that it proposes to transfer yet more jobs offshore. Read More

    2014-09-24

    CEODT

    Telstra CEO David Thodey lashed by shareholders over jobs and poor service

    Telstra chief executive David Thodey has copped a grilling from shareholders about jobs going offshore and poor service from its franchised stores. Read More

    2014-08-04

    Medibank

    Medibank ditches supplier over offshoring of data

    Medibank Health Solutions has dropped Luxottica Retail Australia as its optical services provider for the Department of Defence. Read More

    2014-08-04

    Outsourcing

    Offshoring is a threat to our jobs and livelihoods

    A old article, but still valid. It doesn't really describe one thing or another. What it means is transferring jobs from Australia to countries that have lower labour costs than Australian wage rates. Read More

    2014-07-17

    GOC call centre in India

    Offshoring Australian High Tech Global Operations Centre (GOC) jobs to India

    Recent proposals to offshore highly skilled GOC technical jobs continue the tactic by Telstra management to remove thousands of telecommunications jobs offshore to exploit third world labour conditions and a lack of worker’s rights. Even the language change to “Industry Partners” rather than “contracted out to overseas companies” is a subtle way of avoiding the real intent of these proposals Read More

    2014-07-16

    Global Operations Centre

    The Skill Drain

    Telecommunications offshoring jobs in Australia and its implications for our future. Systematic offshoring of Australian telecommunications industry jobs has been occurring for well over a decade. Telstra, the largest company in the sector, is also the biggest offender. But Optus, Vodafone Hutchison Australia and up-and-coming companies like TPG and M2 all off-shore many of their functions in order to reduce labour costs. Read More