Foxtel Christmas redundancies

The Grinch pays a visit to Foxtel's Christmas party, a Labor candidate shows off his swole campaign strategy, and is there an awkward homecoming due for Chris Smith? 

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours…

Merry Christmas! Also you're fired. There's probably never a good time to lose your job, but spare a thought for the Foxtel TV division employees who were made redundant the same day the company Christmas party invitations were sent out. Foxtel wouldn't comment on the redundancies, even to put a number on the cuts (which seem relatively small), but Ms Tips hears that the redundant workers are welcome to kick their heels up with their soon-to-be former colleagues at the shindig if they want to (although we're not sure how much of a festive mood the unlucky staffers will be in).