Telecommunications

28
May

An opportunity for a brighter future at Telstra

Negotiations for a new CEPU Telstra EBA08 commenced on Thursday 15 May. These negotiations come at a critical time for the telecommunications industry. Proposals for the National Broadband Network are due by July 25. If successful in its bid, Telstra and its skilled employees could play a critical role in our nation’s future economic competitiveness, and this will provide for

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20
May

Upcoming Sydney metro Telstra EBA info briefings

The CEPU is holding important information meetings across Australia on the Telstra CEPU EBA08 Campaign. Please see below for upcoming information meetings in your area. The previously advertised meeting time of 6:30pm for Wednesday 21 May at St Marys Band Club has changed to 6:00pm.   PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Date Time Location Monday 19 May 2008 6:30pm Arncliffe RSL Club

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13
May

CEPU highlights skills shortage

The CEPU has told an inquiry into Australian regional and rural telecommunications services that skill shortages are contributing to network problems in these areas. Branch Organiser Shane Murphy, who reported to the inquiry on behalf of the Union, has also warned that without greater investment in training and in quality jobs, the telecommunications industry will not be able to deliver

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13
May

Commander EBA Talks

The CEPU Communications Divisional Office has had contact with Commander Management regarding the next round of pay offers. Commander reported a net loss of $244.8 million in the half year to December 2007, reflecting asset write downs of $193 million.  It has shed about a quarter of its staff this year and has sold off several of its business units

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13
May

Telstra excess traveling time

Since the introduction of Telstra’s new computerised pay system, My Activity, there has been some confusing interpretations of the payment of excess travelling time (ETT). Clause 19 of the Telstra General Conditions of Employment Award 2001 secures your entitlement to ETT and in clause 19.3 it states “Payment will not be made for more than five hours in any one

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13
May

Telstra EBA08: Securing our rights at work

Your Union is in final preparation for the commencement of talks with Telstra to negotiate your new EBA. It is important and imperative that Telstra employees attend all meetings held across NSW with CEPU officials and are actively involved in the campaign for a new EBA. The CEPU is currently holding face to face meetings and telephone hookups across the

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