External media

3
May

NBN technicians walk off job as 100+ car convoy heads to NBN Co Sydney head office

Union calls for a National Senate Inquiry into shambolic NBN network Hundreds of technicians working on the NBN project around the country have this morning decided to walk off the job over cuts to their pay rates, a debacle causing chaos in job bookings and scheduling, pyramid sham contracting arrangements and overall poor treatment. Over 100 subcontractors who met in

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2
May

Australians may go without NBN repairs tomorrow as technicians fed up with shambolic NBN management including pay cuts, dodgy work dispatch app & pyramid subcontracting rort

MEDIA ALERTWhen: 7:30AM Monday May 3, 2021What: NBN technicians meet to discuss walking off job over NBN chaosWhere: Parramatta Park, entry via Pitt Street (Near old Government House) Media contact: Amelia Brock, 0430 187 161 Technicians working on the NBN project around the country may walk off the job tomorrow over cuts to their pay rates, a debacle causing chaos

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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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22
Oct

National survey of posties show serious delivery bottle necks and vindicates regulation concerns

The union representing posties says that a new survey of over 1000 of its members, participating in Australia Post’s Alternate Day Delivery Model, gives a dire warning as posties are engaging in unsafe work practices in an attempt to clear delivery backlogs and postage delays that are still being experienced across the network. The survey found: 57% of traditional posties,

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21
Oct

NBN Co Chief’s $3.1 million salary a ‘national disgrace’

News of the NBN Co Chief’s $3.1 million salary is a national disgrace, after axing hundreds of jobs in the middle of a pandemic and overseeing a shonky NBN network rollout.   CEPU Communications Division National Assistant Secretary James Perkins said “It’s absolutely outrageous that NBN boss Stephen Rue is pocketing $3.1 million of taxpayer funds only to slash 800

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2
Sep

MEDIA RELEASE: Further service impacts imminent with Australia Post’s latest band-aid for resourcing failures, Union warns

** Editor’s Note: This afternoon Australia Post has scrapped bonus payments for its executive team after facing pressure for asking workers to volunteer. The media release below has been updated to reflect the announcement this afternoon ** The Union representing postal workers has warned Australia Post’s latest band-aid fix for its resourcing failures will only result in further service impacts.

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14
Oct

Workers urge shareholders to vote against Telstra CEO’s $5m pay packet amid job cuts and declining services

Telstra workers are urging shareholders to vote down the telco’s remuneration report at Telstra’s AGM on Tuesday – a move which, if successful, could see the Telstra board receive a second “strike” and result in a motion to spill the board. The union representing Telstra workers has received a significant number of proxies from Telstra workers and supporters which it

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23
Jul

Telstra customer service set to go from bad to horrendous as jobs axed

Telstra’s already poor customer satisfaction levels will go from bad to horrendous if the telco pushes ahead with its plans to axe 8000 jobs, the union representing Telstra workers says. An Australian Communications Consumer Action Network report released today describes Telstra as a “low performing provider” when it comes to resolving customer issues. CEPU Communications Union National President, Shane Murphy, said

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21
Jun

Telstra jobs purge must be stopped

CEPU & CPSU joint media statement Telstra’s announcement of the largest jobs purge in Australian corporate history is unacceptable. The destruction of 8,000 skilled white and blue collar jobs is a national jobs emergency that can not be allowed to proceed. Cuts of this scale will severely undermine Telstra’s capacity to deliver quality services to its customers, particularly those in

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24
May

Optus job axing a major blow to workers

Today’s revelations that Optus is axing 200 jobs from across the country has come as a devastating blow to workers. Optus today announced that it will cut 200 jobs and close 36 stores nationwide as it pulls the plug on its Virgin Mobile brand. CEPU Communications Union National President, Shane Murphy, said the news will hit workers and their families

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