NBN technicians engaging in action this week can celebrate the first win in their campaign for fair treatment. Following lengthy discussions with NBN Delivery Partner Lendlease, we are excited to announce that CEPU National President Shane Murphy and Sydney based subcontractors have secured agreement with Lendlease to facilitate a genuine pathway to direct engagement – knocking the ‘Primes’ out of
NBN technicians have reached peak frustration and held a protest in the rain outside the exclusive Comms Day Summit in Sydney this morning as part of ongoing industrial action over cuts to their pay rates, a debacle causing chaos in job bookings and scheduling, pyramid sham contracting arrangements and the NBN rollout debacle. National President Shane Murphy says, while NBN
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
As a recap, on 16 May Visionstream announced a number of job cuts in their Fixed Networks operations – affecting 49 EBA employees. These cuts, Visionstream claim, are due to changes in the wideband market and reduced work volumes. Impacted members include those former Silcar employees that retained benefits over and above those provided for in the Visionstream Fieldwork EBA
ISGM have filed and served their defence, denying the allegation that group members who entered sub-contracting arrangements with ISGM were actually employees of ISGM. On 14 May 2019, Shine Lawyers and ISGM appeared before the Federal Court of Australia for a case management hearing to discuss a range of legal matters including a cross claim, reinstatement application, common fund order and declassing/opt-in application. These will be
The maintenance backlog across Telstra’s 100-year-old copper network has reached crisis point over Christmas and January with no end in sight. “Maintenance and waiting time figures obtained by the CEPU and published today show Telstra’s chronic underinvestment in maintenance and repairs is catching up with them,” said Communication Electrical Plumbing Union (CEPU) NSW/ACT Assistant Secretary Shane Murphy “Over the past
The CEPU have been made aware that ISGM contractors have been directed by ISGM management to convert themselves into mobile call centers for Telstra, by having Telstra customers contact them directly via a Tippit Number diverted to the contractor’s mobile telephone following work completed on ASDL, ISDN or PSTN services. The Contractor is then expected to make arrangements to return
If Foxtel didn’t realise they had a problem with installers before today then they do now!!! The sound of Foxtel installer vans and truck horns echoed around the Macquarie Park area for nearly an hour replicating the anger of the installers for being ignored. Foxtel installers came out in force today holding a protest outside Foxtel’s Macquarie Park head office.
BSA have added insult to injury this week by offering $50 vouchers to reward good customer service, even as installers are tallying up the hundreds of dollars in unfair fines the contractor has imposed on them this year. The reward is particularly outrageous given that new contracts recently handed out by BSA make good customer service even harder to provide.
Foxtel installers came out in force today at Trades Hall to launch a campaign calling on the Pay TV giant to intervene and fix up new work contracts that cut pay rates and impose harsh fines for taking a sick day. New contracts issued byFoxtel contracting companies BSA and Downer will severely undermine customer service standards and income security for