Telecommunications

19
Aug

Telstra to pay interim wage rise

Ahead of Telstra’s annual remuneration review, and in recognition of the anniversary of the last annual wage rise under the current EBA, Telstra is proposing to pay interim wage rises to employees whilst negotiations for a new Agreement continues. Telstra have proposed to increase Workstream wages by 1.5% and provide a guaranteed pay pool of 1.5% for Job Family from

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6
Jul

No changes to defined benefit super in Telstra restructure

In welcomed news, Telstra has today announced that all current defined benefit superannuation members will remain eligible following implementation of Telstra’s planned new corporate structure later this year. Telstra flagged the possibility of transferring employees to subsidiaries during the last round of bargaining and members engaged in coordinated industrial action around the country to strengthen protections for pay and conditions

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6
Jul

ISGM cowards cut and run from obligations to workers

Solicitors for disgraced Telstra service partner ISGM have advised the Federal Court and Shine Lawyers that the company had been placed into voluntary administration, effective 1 July 2021. This news comes not long after unsuccessful mediation between ISGM and Shine Lawyers in relation to the pending class action lawsuit – where ISGM is being accused of shame contracting employment practices in the telecommunications

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7
Jun

Telstra seeking multiple agreements

The Union is engaging with Telstra in preparation for the next round of bargaining for a replacement to the current Telstra Enterprise Agreement 2019-2021. In discussions late last week, Telstra has made known its intention to seek a separate Enterprise Agreement for each of its proposed subsidiaries – ServeCo, InfraCo Fixed, InfraCo Towers and Retail – all of which are expected

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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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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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