Telecommunications

2
Mar

Work in InfraCo? Let us know

Recently, 348 roles were transferred in to Telstra’s InfraCo business unit – along with the establishment of a new management structure and defined asset boundaries. During the consultation process, the Union quizzed Telstra about their motivations for the structure change, which will take the number of employees within the InfraCo business unit to approximately 2000. Employees moving to the business

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18
Dec

Extreme weather alert – your rights

Much of the country is experiencing heatwave-like conditions and tomorrow is expected to be extreme in some areas – with much of the state expected to experience temperatures soaring over 44 degrees. Under Work Health and Safety legislation, every employer has a duty of care to “ensure the health and safety of their workers and others at the workplace.” Equally, workers

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10
Dec

Worst ever recorded air quality across our regions

Many parts of NSW and the ACT remain subjected to extreme heat conditions and covered by a blanket of toxic smoke this afternoon. The Air Quality Index, or AQI, used by governments to communicate with the public on how polluted the air is, or forecast to become. Today has seen the worst ever recorded AQI measurements across Sydney and many of

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6
Dec

Telstra workers lock-in EBA

Following over 500 days of bargaining, Telstra workers across the country have voted to support their new EBA. The Agreement will now be lodged with the Fair Work Commission, by Telstra – a process we hope will not be overly delayed, given the time of year. The Agreement will come into force seven days after being approved by the Fair

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2
Dec

Your Agreement, Your Vote

It’s time to vote Following over 500 days of bargaining, it is time for you to vote on the new proposed Telstra enterprise agreement. CEPU members will be well aware that negotiations for this new enterprise agreement have not been easy.  With one of Australia’s largest job purges in corprorate history as the backdrop to negotiations, Telstra management have dug

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21
Nov

Telstra EBA Update: Over to you

Legal review Following our last bulletin, we instructed our legal team to conduct a review of Telstra’s final draft Agreement. The review, undertaken by lawyers instructed by the Union, has confirmed that the intent of outcomes negotiated by the CEPU and the SBU are indeed accurately reflected in the draft document and are legally enforceable. It must be noted that

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14
Oct

Workers urge shareholders to vote against Telstra CEO’s $5m pay packet amid job cuts and declining services

Telstra workers are urging shareholders to vote down the telco’s remuneration report at Telstra’s AGM on Tuesday – a move which, if successful, could see the Telstra board receive a second “strike” and result in a motion to spill the board. The union representing Telstra workers has received a significant number of proxies from Telstra workers and supporters which it

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26
Sep

2019 Telstra AGM – shareholder action

The Telstra AGM will take place in a little over a week and we want the Board and other shareholders to hear your concerns, loud and clear. The AGM is one of the few public opportunities where the Board and CEO MUST answer questions. We can think of a few good ones – and are sure you can too.  As shareholders, our members have

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19
Sep

Telstra EBA Update: 17 September meeting

Talks continued with the Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) and Telstra meeting this week to continue negotiations for a new agreement. LONG SERVICE LEAVE As members would now be well-aware, Telstra’s Long Service Leave (LSL) policy which takes effect from 1 January next year allows the company to direct employees whom have accumulated more than 90 days of long service

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9
Sep

Telstra EBA Update: 4 September Meeting

Talks continued with the Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) and Telstra meeting this week to continue negotiations for a new agreement. Clause 45 Interplay between moving to a Subsidiary and being redeployed under Clause 49 Currently the Telstra EA provides that if your position is made redundant, you enter the ‘placement period’ and it is during this time that redeployment

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