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18
Nov

Increase to Christmas celebrations contribution @ Post

Sometimes, it’s the little things that count. One of those little things that we know many of our members look forward to is the opportunity to get together with your colleagues and celebrate the season that is upon us. And after the year you’ve just had, we know many of you will be looking forward to this more than ever

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6
Jul

No changes to defined benefit super in Telstra restructure

In welcomed news, Telstra has today announced that all current defined benefit superannuation members will remain eligible following implementation of Telstra’s planned new corporate structure later this year. Telstra flagged the possibility of transferring employees to subsidiaries during the last round of bargaining and members engaged in coordinated industrial action around the country to strengthen protections for pay and conditions

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6
Jul

ISGM cowards cut and run from obligations to workers

Solicitors for disgraced Telstra service partner ISGM have advised the Federal Court and Shine Lawyers that the company had been placed into voluntary administration, effective 1 July 2021. This news comes not long after unsuccessful mediation between ISGM and Shine Lawyers in relation to the pending class action lawsuit – where ISGM is being accused of shame contracting employment practices in the telecommunications

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10
Jun

EBA10: Talks continue despite lockdowns

Bargaining for EBA10 continued over the past two weeks with meetings focussed on matters directly raised in our log of claims developed based on responses to our member survey. Despite COVID-19 restrictions affecting different parts of the country, talks continued both in person and via video conference and focussed on advancing our claims around improving pay and superannuation – unconditionally,

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18
Feb

‘Absolute rort’ – Union slams NBN Co for splashing $78 million in senior bonuses while leaving workers unpaid and Australians without basic internet

The union representing NBN Co workers says it’s disgusting that the NBN Co has handed out $78 million in bonuses to its most senior employees during the last 6 months of the pandemic, whilst workers are having their pay cut and in many cases, going unpaid, and Australians are left without basic internet. The union is calling for the Federal

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21
Jan

AWA/ITEA employees to move to Telstra EA

Members may have today been made aware that Telstra intends to move those employees who remain on a Howard Government WorkChoices era individual contract, to the Telstra EA. By doing so, terms and conditions of employment will be standardised across the workforce. Whilst this is the case, employees who may be receiving remuneration or terms greater than what is provided

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5
Jan

Retail management must step up to protect workers and community

Following the NSW Government’s introduction of new indoor health mandates, members have contacted the Union over renewed concerns about inadequate signage and social distancing markings in their outlets. From the feedback we’ve received from members, it seems that post offices have largely been left to their own to come up with signage and markers indicating restrictions that apply to customers

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25
Nov

ADM start times rolled back for Christmas peak as volumes increase and hot weather sets in

We are pleased to advise members that management have agreed to roll back ADM shift commencement times over the peak period. The CEPU has, for some time, been arguing for earlier start times, particularly over the hottest and most busiest time of the year. This argument has only become stronger as volumes have increased leading into peak – and where

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2
Nov

Resignation of Christine Holgate does not fix serious, systemic issues with management at Australia Post

Australia Post’s workforce is dismayed at recent management strategies including intentional underemployment, the move away from daily deliveries and a parcel back log that continues to grow out of control in many areas. National Secretary Greg Rayner said “There’s something seriously wrong when management thinks nothing of splashing out on Cartier luxury watches but delivers only cut backs and service

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29
Oct

Problems at Post run much deeper than luxury watches, Union submission to regulatory review

A lot has occurred over the past week. Revelations of questionable executive expenditure during Australia Post’s appearance at Senate Estimates last week led to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s impassioned speech, with lots of “shock” and “appal” thrown in, announcing he had instructed CEO Christine Holgate to stand aside from her role whilst the Department undertakes an investigation. Now, it’s all

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