TELSTRA staff in Bendigo could be forced to wait weeks to learn if they are affected by a major restructure.
The company announced last week it would shed 1100 jobs across Australia by June 2014.
A Telstra spokesman told the Bendigo Advertiser they were yet to determine where all cuts would be made.
He said most job losses would come from the operations side of the business, including network technicians.
The Community and Public Sector Union said they were hoping to meet on Tuesday to discuss details of which areas would be affected.
Union organiser Teresa Davidson said staff in a number of regional areas, including Ballarat, were facing the sack.
“We know that Ballarat has already been mentioned as an area that will be affected,” she said.
“We’re not sure about Bendigo. We know that Telstra have determined the number of jobs to be lost but haven’t announced where they will come from.”
Ms Davidson said Telstra have told about one third of affected staff that they will lose their job.
“So far they have only released details of 360 job losses,” she said.
"They have said they can’t give us any info about the other 740. I question how they know it’s 1100 but they don’t know where those jobs are coming from?”
Ms Davidson said it created a nervous wait for employees in Bendigo and across the country. "At the very least Telstra owes its workforce an explanation of who will no longer be needed and why. Thousands of staff in Telstra operations are left wondering whether they still have a job."
A Telstra spokesman said the company would continue meetings this week to help finalise the job-loss plans. He said the cuts equate to roughly 6 per cent of the operations workforce.
Telstra Chief Operations Officer Brendon Riley said in a statement the job losses were a result of “evolving technologies” that left a decline in other areas of the company.
Mr Riley said the decision was reached following a review of the business over several months.
“Telstra is a changing business in a changing industry," he said.
"We are seeing reductions of roles in declining businesses and the restructuring of our industry."