Telecommunications

6
Apr

Telstra EA offer to proceed to employee vote

The Union has continued to engage in bargaining with Telstra whilst entering into a consultation process with members over Telstra’s latest offer. In brief, Telstra’s proposal currently contains the following: A rollover of all existing terms and conditions. Clause 47 remains and will protect all existing conditions, for life, following a transfer of business to one of the planned subsidiaries.

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25
Mar

TELSTRA EA OFFER: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU IN OUR ONLINE POLL

The Union has continued to engage in bargaining with Telstra – with Telstra indicating it wishes to propose their EBA offer to employees shortly. In brief, Telstra’s proposal currently contains the following: A rollover of all existing terms and conditions; Clause 47 remains and will protect all existing conditions, for life, following a transfer of business to one of the

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22
Mar

Workers slam Government NBN announcement as election spin, after years of refusing to fix the network

The union representing technicians responsible for servicing Australia’s NBN says that today’s announcement by the Federal Government to pour money into regional networks is simply another election promise that will go un-met.   CEPU National President Shane Murphy says “The NBN was set up to fail from the moment this Government chose to replace the fibre to the home roll-out

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16
Mar

Telstra EA offer: we want to hear from members

The Union continues to engage in bargaining with Telstra for a new Enterprise Agreement, with the telco today providing its first complete proposal. The EA is being proposed to be split across four Agreements for each separate planned Telstra Group entity. Although Agreements for each subsidiary may be structured differently and contain different terminology, each EA will roll over all

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1
Mar

CEPU establishes flood disaster member assistance fund

MEMBER ASSISTANCE FUND Eastern Australia has received devastating rainfall which has caused record breaking flood levels. From South East Queensland to the Mid-North Coast of NSW, thousands of families have already been displaced and lost everything, including a bed to sleep in – forced to take refuge at community evacuation centres. Others are unaware of what the loss actually will

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18
Feb

Members to decide on proposed Optus EPA

Optus has chosen to close out negotiations and formally offer their proposed EPA to employees. Bargaining ended at a time when the Union felt that certain matters of importance to members remained unresolved. As part of its offer, Optus has proposed a wage outcome equal to that of the headline CPI rate against base salaries within current classifications. The Union

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15
Dec

Telstra to bring forward 0.5% interim wage increase component

Earlier this year we wrote to you following Telstra’s decision to pay an interim pay rise to employees. This interim wage rise totalled 1.5% to Workstream employees, and provided a guaranteed pay pool of 1.5% to Job Family, from October 1. An additional 0.5% was to follow as an overall flat increase to all Band 2 to 4 employees once

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19
Nov

Important: Transition to Telstra’s new legal structure

Members would have received information from Telstra yesterday regarding their progression to a new legal structure. Most members employed by Telstra today will be impacted by the restructure and will be required to enter in to a new contract of employment with their new employing entity. There are some important dates for members to be aware of, those are: Next

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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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