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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6
May

NBN subbies celebrate their first win

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

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5
May

NBN technicians protest forced pay cut and dodgy employment set-ups outside CommsDay Summit

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

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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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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
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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22
Feb

Class Action commences against BSA

Your Union has continued to consult closely with our legal partners to consider any and all possible legal remedies available through the court system to address the unfair treatment of our members working in, what we describe as, shonky pyramid contracting schemes. And today, a class action lawsuit by Shine Lawyers on behalf of subbies has been announced against another of the companies we

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23
Mar

NBN training hopefully a step toward fixing Federal Government’s NBN mess

NBN workers are optimistic new training facilities will go some way to addressing the Federal Government’s shambolic NBN scheme, but say the details of the training need to be thoroughly reviewed. Branch Secretary and National President, Shane Murphy, said the announcement today that NBN Co will open a number of simulated training facilities to help train 2000 external workers in

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24
Oct

NBN shambles on Turnbull’s head: workers

Malcolm Turnbull’s NBN is a shambolic mess, not just for consumers struggling for a connection, but also for the workers forced to deal with the disaster, the Communications Union said today. CEPU Communications Division National President Shane Murphy said that a 4Corners program aired last night revealed how the Turnbull Government’s poor handling of the project has led to a

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