Dingo eats staff

Dingo eats staff

Communications service provider Dingo Blue has entered into a spate of staff cutbacks with more than 25 employees given notice earlier today, according to a former staff member.

According to a source, the retrenched included the IT operations manager, marketing director, MNP (mobile number portability) project manager and an MNP business analyst.

One of the retrenched staff members said: "All the marketing staff have been let go, as well as half of the IT department." At least 10 of the One.Tel staff contractors that Dingo Blue hired for its call centre in June have also lost their jobs, the source said.

These cuts follow the resignation of former Dingo Blue CEO Martin Paech in August.

Dingo Blue's parent company, Australian Gas Light Company (AGL), reported a write-down of $22.2 million in its telecommunications sector in June 30. ASX-listed AGL bought Dingo Blue from Cable & Wireless Optus in December last year for $21 million and invested a further $55.2 million in the ISP.

AGL corporate affairs manager Bill McLaughlin refused to comment on the staff cuts.

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