"Some of it is of course market-driven," CWU's Hardisty said of job cuts in the telecom industry. However, he noted that last year's cuts at Optus appeared more related to an internal focus of joining together duplicative parts of the business, he said.
The CWU is concerned about what the upcoming federal election may mean for telecom jobs building out the NBN, Hardistry said. The group prefers the current fibre-to-the-home approach taken by the Labour party, he said.
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