iiNet's Melbourne Office Is Rumoured To Be Shutting Down

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We have received inside reports that iiNet's Melbourne office is shutting down today. Here's everything we know.

It's no secret that iiNet has significantly downsized its operations in Australia. In December last year, the telco closed its Sydney office and made most staff redundant. This followed a shrinking of local customer service roles which have been gradually off-shored to South Africa. Now, it appears that same thing could be happening in Melbourne.

According to a former iiNet employee who contacted Lifehacker, most staff at iiNet Melbourne were offered redundancy packages today with the office set to close in the coming weeks. Around 60 employees are said to be affected which is the bulk of the office's remaining workforce.

Speculation about the Melbourne office's imminent shutdown have been circulating since 2016. When we asked iiNet's general manager of customer service Matt Conn to confirm or deny the rumour in December, he offered the following response:

"The Melbourne branch does specialist tasks for us; right now, that is the focus for them. There are roles with in the [TPG] group that are open to staff, depending on how it all plays out. Today, Melbourne is a key part of our business."

We've reached out to iiNet for comment and will update the story as soon as we know more.

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    Thanks ACCC, good to see you rubber stamping one company coming along and destroying it, to the detriment of both consumers and staff.

    suprise level zero...

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    Yeap all the iiNet guys that work in my building have all been let go. The lease on the floor was also up at the end of the week.

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