Telecom is threatening to throw up to 1,500 workers out of their jobs so it can increase profits by offshoring.
A good government in this situation is talks to the company, uses the bully pulpit. Telecom should be reminded that it is hoping to make a bomb off the government’s broadband fund. They should be reminded that the one competitive advantage it still has is an image as an iconic Kiwi company, and what offshoring 1,500 jobs will do to that image.
Do you think Steven Joyce will bother? Do you think John Key can be arsed?
Today we learn how many more Kiwis lost their jobs in the last quarter of 2009. It’s going to be several thousand more jobless at best. And that’s not the end of it. More Kiwis are losing their jobs every day, and now another 1,500 are awaiting that fate.
When will the Government get off its arse and start doing something?