Optus has revealed that it will reduce another 440 roles as a result of further changes to the company.
As the telecommunications provider takes on a mission to become a world-class player led by mobile services, 440 roles become redundant.
"As we continue to evolve the way we work, do business and finance future investments, we remove duplication, improve our operational efficiency and embrace next-generation technologies such as digitization and automation to achieve this goal," spokesperson for Optus.
Optus said it talks to affected employees and discusses redeployment options, if available.
"We structure our organization to become the new generation Optus and continue to meet the needs of our customers," said the spokesperson.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) of Australia called the announcement a "devastating blow" for the Australian workers and their families.
"The drastic decision was announced today without consultation with the trade union," it stated.
In May, it was announced that Optus was planning to save around 400 jobs as part of its plans to make a "step-by-step change" in its efforts to continue growing in an increasingly competitive local telecoms market.
According to the CWU, Optus has canceled 1,000 jobs in four months by today's announcement.
"The Optus management shows clear disregard for its staff by continuing to cut hundreds of jobs without any absolute consultation with staff, while they have sat at the table with the trade union to negotiate a new Enterprise agreement," CEPU Communications Union National President Shane Murphy said.
"The Union will do everything it can to help the affected workers during this incredibly difficult time, and, working, Optus will ensure that every employee gets the rights they deserve.
"Their timing of this continuous and enormous job loss shows an objectionable disregard for the Optus employees."
In May, Optus announced that it would stop selling Virgin Mobile Australia services from 15 June, with all stores under its departing Virgin Mobile brand to be closed by the end of June.
By stopping the use of the brand, 200 Virgin Mobile jobs may be in danger throughout Australia. Optus has previously said that it is working to find job opportunities for Virgin Mobile Australia staff in other parts of its group of companies.
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