Tips and rumours

Feb 20, 2013

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Sack Watch: Optus. Following up a reader’s tip, we found out that Optus is soon to announce a major round of retrenchments, with a few hundred workers expected to be shown the door. A spokeswoman confirmed that roles would be affected, but not to the scale of last year’s cuts (when 750 people were slated to leave the company — it ended up being closer to 900. Sydney was hit hard by that round of redundos). Staff have been told something of the current round of changes, which will see tasks switched from marketing to the customer division.

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