Union says it warned Ausgrid five years ago that job cuts would hamper bushfire, storm response on 'poles and wires'

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated March 10 2020 - 5:15am, first published 2:00am
BIG JOB: Ausgrid repairing damaged powerlines after a storm in February. Picture: Ausgrid

ELECTRICITY distributors Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy are under fire for job cutting thousands of jobs - including 40 recently in the Hunter - that critics say are behind the delays to restore power services after a summer dominated by bushfires and storms.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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