Hunter NBN technicians among 55 sacked

HUNTER workers are among 55 telecommunications technicians allegedly sacked on the spot on Friday. 

The Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union said Trilogie Resourcing told its employees across NSW and the ACT on Friday that the company was folding and they no longer had jobs. 

NSW/ACT branch secretary Shane Murphy said the news had devastated workers who had been connecting and maintaining the National Broadband Network. 

“These workers were called to a meeting, told they no longer have a job, then ushered over to a storage facility where they had to hand over their phones, car keys and other items and then shoved into taxis and sent home,” Mr Murphy said. 

“The CEPU will be doing everything we can to ensure these workers get all their entitlements and are engaging with other industry employers to see if we can find them employment elsewhere.”

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