CWU T&S WEEKLY BULLETIN NO 2020 /
27 Sep 2020
TELSTRA TOILETS TO STAY OPEN
We have been airing our opposition to the closure of exchange toilets in recent Bulletins. WE can now report success. Telstra has abandoned the plan.
We never did see the NSW list of exchange toilet closures. But it is not great news. WE do not have a commitment that Telstra will clean up the current dirty toilets, lunch rooms and exchanges. Please keep reporting them.
The latest email stated:
Just a quick note to let you know that Telstra has decided not to progress with the amenity closure program as planned, based on feedback received about the usage of a number of sites. Instead, the Facilities team will continue the usual practice of reviewing the viability of sites on an individual basis. The team will also continue to focus on optimising cleaning frequency of exchanges to ensure they are functional and clean.
An earlier email stated:
As there are exchanges with minimal foot traffic, a decision has been made to decommission amenities in these exchanges and invest in maintaining the amenities in exchanges that are more highly used. Foot traffic has been analysed using 12 months of data.
+ High foot traffic sites will be ear-marked for an update in amenities, including toilet and kitchen facilities and there will be an ongoing site maintenance program to align with the foot traffic.
+ Low foot traffic sites kitchens and toilets will be closed/locked and alternative public amenities have been identified and available for employees to check via an app.
Authorised by Dan Dwyer Branch Secretary
CWU Telecommunications & Services Branch, Sydney City, NSW.