“As part of our FY17 plan, we have included $215m cost-out initiatives to protect profitability,” stated leaked internal documents from Optus — obtained by The Australian — that detailed a plan to cut up to 1,011 staff from customer service and network roles.
Optus has now spoken out about the documents, denying the job cut plans.
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“As our business evolves we anticipate we will need to make further changes to the way we organise ourselves to help support our business goals, but we have no specific changes to share right now,” a spokeswoman for Optus said in a statement.
“Although our priority is to always communicate the details of any changes directly with employees first, Optus does not have plans to make 1000 roles redundant.”