Greens Deputy Leader and workplace spokesperson Adam Bandt MP will move amendments to the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013, currently before Parliament, to protect Sensis workers from off shoring. Mr Bandt joined a rally of Sensis workers in Melbourne today who are fighting a decision by Telstra to cut up 700 workers from the directory business.
"Our national phone company shouldn't send up to 700 jobs overseas just to make more profit,” Mr Bandt said.
“The law already requires Telstra to produce a phone directory for the benefit of the Australian public and the Greens' amendment would require that work to be done locally.”
“As one of the major advertisers in the phone directories, the government should be using public money to protect local jobs.”