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Telstra Sydney protest: Photos

Two of Telstra's unions commenced industrial action this week; this gallery documents a protest held on Tuesday morning outside Telstra's Elizabeth St, Sydney office, during the strike.

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Topic: Telcos
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Telstra's Elizabeth, Sydney offices loomed overhead as the protest kicked off on Tuesday morning at 10am.

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Protesting workers and union staff gathered in Hyde Park below, at the War Memorial end of the park.

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These notices were posted at the doors to Telstra's facility on Elizabeth St.

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The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) brought its own branded vehicle.

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Workers signed Christmas cards to Telstra chief executive Sol Trujillo expressing their displeasure at the company's behaviour.

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A number of workers lampooned Trujillo for the Federal Government's decision yesterday to kick the telco out of the bidding process to build the National Broadband Network.

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"Where is the Christmas present for your workers?" one Telstra staffer asked Trujillo in Spanish. "Merry Christmas to you and your family," they added.

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Trujillo's pay package also came under fire.

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Workers catching a breather.

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Water, lamingtons and loudspeakers were in plentiful supply on the hot summer morning.

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