Page MP Janelle Saffin has accused Telstra of bullying workers at its Goonellabah call centre to prevent them from consulting unions over planned redundancies.
The company last week announced it will close the centre in October, despite assurances given last year that it would remain open. All 116 staff face either redundancy or relocation to other Telstra offices around the country, forcing them to uproot their families.
Ms Saffin said that staff facing such uncertainty in their lives need support in their dealings with the company.
She told ABC radio this morning, ‘there have been reports of what I call intimidatory behaviour when the union organiser was up there’.