Monthly Archives September 2019

2019 Telstra AGM – shareholder action

The Telstra AGM will take place in a little over a week and we want the Board and other shareholders to hear your concerns, loud and clear. The AGM is one of the few public opportunities where the Board and CEO MUST answer questions. We can think of a few good ones – and are sure you can too.  As shareholders, our members have a voice in the management of the company and a right to be heard. So, once again, we are asking members to consider attending the AGM with us on 15 October in Melbourne. However, members unable to attend should nominate a
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Telstra EBA Update: 17 September meeting

Talks continued with the Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) and Telstra meeting this week to continue negotiations for a new agreement. LONG SERVICE LEAVE As members would now be well-aware, Telstra’s Long Service Leave (LSL) policy which takes effect from 1 January next year allows the company to direct employees whom have accumulated more than 90 days of long service leave to take up to 24 days per year and to direct the reduction of long service balances to 90 days. As this is policy that Telstra can unilaterally change, the SBU has sought to bring the issue into bargaining
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“Indoor Planner” – Back To The Future

Management have decided to progressively roll out their new “Indoor Planner” tool across delivery facilities in the coming weeks. We see the Indoor Planner as nothing more than a return to what was a flawed system used against members in the past.  Members have long memories and would no-doubt remember the NEVER agreed to sort rates and miscellaneous times that formed individual assessments of posties prior to the introduction of the NDMT. Australia Post say they have developed this program in response to results from the Say To Action survey – which they claim indicated a desire for action to be taken
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Union movement united in opposition to internationally unprecedented Ensuring Integrity bill

The Australian union movement continues its campaign against the undemocratic, anti-worker and anti-union Ensuring Integrity bill at Senate inquiry hearings beginning tonight in Canberra. Australian unions will give evidence at hearings in Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney against a bill which has no equivalent in the western world and represents an unprecedented attack on the democratic freedoms of working people. International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) General Secretary Sharan Burrow has joined ACTU President Michele O’Neil in Canberra today to denounce the bill. ACTU President Michele O’Neil said, “Even if you’re not a member of a union, you benefit from
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Telstra EBA Update: 4 September Meeting

Talks continued with the Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) and Telstra meeting this week to continue negotiations for a new agreement. Clause 45 Interplay between moving to a Subsidiary and being redeployed under Clause 49 Currently the Telstra EA provides that if your position is made redundant, you enter the ‘placement period’ and it is during this time that redeployment opportunities are explored with the affected employee. In considering how this would work in practice, with the introduction of the proposed Clause 45, we have sought for any offer to transfer to a Subsidiary to occur after the employee has
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