Telecommunications

24
Mar

OPTUS TO REPAY THOUSANDS IN UNPAID SUPER FOLLOWING INDEPENDENT AUDIT

In an ongoing audit of employee entitlements, it has been discovered that Optus has short-changed members by thousands in unpaid superannuation entitlements. Discovering an anomaly in their payments systems late last year, National Assistant Secretary James Perkins and National Legal Officer Dahlia Khatab met with senior Optus management who advised that several small discrepancies affecting a small group of workers

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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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8
Feb

Telstra corporate restructure – Member Q&As

Late last year, Telstra announced it was embarking on a corporate restructure, of unprecedented proportions, that would essentially see the company split into three wholly-owned subsidiaries. As previously reported, the three subsidiaries have been referred to as – InfraCo Fixed would own and operate ducts, fibre, data centres, subsea cables and exchanges InfraCo Towers would own and operate physical mobile

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21
Jan

AWA/ITEA employees to move to Telstra EA

Members may have today been made aware that Telstra intends to move those employees who remain on a Howard Government WorkChoices era individual contract, to the Telstra EA. By doing so, terms and conditions of employment will be standardised across the workforce. Whilst this is the case, employees who may be receiving remuneration or terms greater than what is provided

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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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26
May

Protecting your health and safety, as Union workplace visits recommence

Early on, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to emerge in Australia, the Branch moved to suspend its workplace visit program, restrict public access to its Office location and roster attendance of its Officials, industrial staff and administration team in a way which minimises close physical contact with each other. Although ad-hoc attendance of Officials at members’ workplaces have proceeded where

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20
Apr

Protecting your jobs, your conditions, your EBAs

The Morrison Government has made it easier for employers to cut workers’ pay and conditions by allowing employers to give just one day’s notice before opening a vote on changes to your EBAs – bypassing the proper consultation period with you and your Union. These changes were introduced following pressure from big business, and with the stroke of the Minister’s

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20
Mar

UNION WELCOMES TELSTRA JOB SECURITY COMMITMENTS, EXTENDED WORKING FROM HOME ARRANGEMENTS

Your Union has continued to seek further protections for members as we navigate through uncharted territory in relation to the emerging worldwide Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. These conversations between your Union and all major employer groups who employ our members are ongoing. As the crisis continues to emerge, the destructive force of this virus is being felt throughout the health

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12
Mar

Union welcomes Telstra Coronavirus leave policy

Your Union has sought further protections for members as we navigate through uncharted territory in relation to the emerging worldwide Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. These conversations continue to occur between your Union and all major employer groups who employ our members. We are pleased to share that yesterday evening, Telstra agreed to provide additional paid leave entitlements to employees, including

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6
Mar

CORONAVIRUS: TELSTRA ‘CALL ON APPROACH’ PROCESS WELCOMED

Earlier this week, we explained our call on Telstra to consider implementing additional measures to protect our members, working in and around a customer’s premises, from potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Telstra has considered this and earlier today implemented a new ‘call on approach’ process which requires members to question customers about current illness and self-isolation before arriving

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