COVID-19

12
Oct

CEPU statement on Telstra mandatory vaccination policy

Telstra have confirmed that the company intends to proceed with implementing its mandatory vaccination policy. Nevertheless, the consultation process with your Union has resulted  in a shift of Telstra’s original position, in the case of timing, where the deadlines have been extended outside of NSW and Victoria, genuine medical exemptions and third-party access to Telstra facilities – to a degree.

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6
Sep

Telstra seeks to mandate vaccination

Telstra has notified the Union of its intentions to seek to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for parts of their workforce, including those where: You frequently interact with customers and other members of the public; You are required to work in high-risk locations with vulnerable persons or in locations that might lead to COVID-19 outbreaks if infected people come into contact with

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3
Sep

IMPORTANT: NSW COVID-19 restrictions, permits, vaccination requirements, legal advice

The NSW Government has announced strict new measures to mitigate the risk of community and workplace transmission of COVID-19 in NSW – particularly across Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern. Many of the restrictions will affect members employed across our industries, who cannot work from home. As of today, NSW LGAs of concern include: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland,

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24
Aug

New restrictions for NSW authorised workers

Strict new restrictions to mitigate against COVID-19 community and workplace transmission across Local Government Areas (LGA) of concern were announced last week by the NSW Government. Many of these restrictions will affect members employed across the postal and telecommunications industries, who cannot work from home. Currently, NSW LGAs of concern include: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River,

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19
Aug

Members urged to complete Australia Post on-site vaccination survey ASAP

Australia Post is currently circulating an important COVID-19 vaccination survey to employees across delivery, processing, transport and vans. Further consideration is being given to rolling out a similar programme across other occupational groups, including retail. With a recent additional supply of the Pfizer vaccine entering the country, Australia Post is attempting to secure a number of doses of the Pfizer

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18
Jul

NSW COVID Restrictions: Information for members at Australia Post (UPDATED)

UPDATE 24 August 2021: Information in this post is no longer current. Members should refer to the following post for the most up to date restrictions that apply to members living in, or working in, NSW local government areas of concern: https://www.cepu.org/2021/08/new-restrictions-for-nsw-authorised-workers/ UPDATE 18 July 2021: NSW Health has updated their precautionary testing requirements for the affected LGAs. Members residing

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15
Jul

Union calls for priority vaccination of essential postal and telecommunications workers

Click here to download a copy of the letter sent to Minister Hunt The union representing the nation’s postal and telecommunications workers, the CEPU, have written to Health Minister Greg Hunt asking for priority access to vaccines for communications workers in Sydney including posties, postal workers and communication field technicians CEPU National Secretary Greg Rayner said, “postal and telecommunications workers

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24
Jun

COVID information – Postal members and NSW restrictions

Members may be aware that the NSW Government has announced a range of COVID restrictions to Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour regions which came into effect at 4pm yesterday, 23 June 2021. These restrictions are made by public health order and therefore compliance is a legal requirement. Some of these restrictions will apply to the

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4
May

Help us stop the postal pandemic

The Senate’s Inquiry into Australia Post continued yesterday, with what is most likely to be the last public hearing before the Committee is due to report on 17 May. Senators questioned representatives of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Australia Post’s Directors and Chairman and former Chairman John Stanhope. But it was explosive revelations from Christine Holgate’s appearance at the first public

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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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