Telstra has been condemned for signing an outsourcing contract with an Indian firm Infosys for the number of local jobs it will send offshore
In a statement issued today, the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) said Telstra's $75 million deal with Indian information technology company Infosys would cost several hundred Australian jobs.
Up to 200 jobs are expected to be cut from Telstra's existing IT contractor, IBM GSA, as a result of the contract with the Indian company.
CPSU national secretary Adrian O'Connell called on politicians to take action against the "exporting" of Australian jobs.
"We want politicians to let the community know where they stand on this issue," O'Connell said.
"Let's not forget that Telstra is Australia's biggest and most profitable company and the federal government is Telstra's largest shareholder."