Telecommunications

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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31
Aug

Telstra EBA Update: 29 August meeting

Talks continued with the Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) and Telstra meeting this week to continue negotiations. Clause 45   The discussion around the Clause 45 transfer of business provisions today focussed primarily around drafting. The SBU’s focus was to ensure that the intention is clearly demonstrated by the words of the clause, eliminating the possibility for misinterpretation or error.  

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26
Aug

Visionstream EBA Update

Talks with Visionstream continued last week – with management having very little to say. The company’s position on the current pay offer remains – that is: 1.5% to former Silcar employees and 2.5% to Visionstream employees. Building Code compliance remains a continuing issue with Visionstream maintaining that this is a critical feature for the company. After some debate, it was

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23
Aug

Telstra EBA Update: 22 August meeting

Bargaining has continued this week with the Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) and Telstra making progress towards a new agreement. Clause 45 Clause 45 remains a central focus of negotiations but in light of the progress made, it may soon take a back seat. The SBU put forward further enhancements to clause 45 to strengthen and preserve entitlements for employees

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19
Aug

Talks recommence with Visionstream following NO vote on bosses’ EBA

Bargaining with Visionstream management recommenced last week following employees’ rejection of the bosses’ EBA proposal earlier this month. Whilst the bosses’ EBA was voted down by a modest margin, the participation rate was over 90% – clearly demonstrating that employees are engaged in their EBA process and are looking for fairer pay and conditions. This is also in light of

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16
Aug

Telstra EBA update: 15 August meeting

Talks continued with the Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) and Telstra meeting this week to continue negotiations Clause 45 As has been the case the last few meetings, this fixation of Telstra’s again dominated discussions – with the company again making it clear they will not reach agreement without a Clause 45 in some form or another. As you will

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15
Aug

Union outraged as Penn receives 33% pay rise while Telstra jobs axed and profit down by 40%

The Union representing Telstra workers is outraged today after a remuneration report revealed that Andy Penn will be receiving a 33% pay rise, on the back of slashing 9,500 jobs and profit dropping by 40%. CEPU Communications Union National President, Shane Murphy, said, “The Union is absolutely appalled by Andy Penn giving himself a 33% pay rise while under his

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9
Aug

Telstra EBA Update: 8 August meeting

Talks continued with the Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) and Telstra meeting this week to continue negotiations Clause 45 Clause 45 once again dominated discussions at the latest meeting – with Telstra responding to the SBU’s proposal, advanced at the last meeting. As you may recall, the SBU had advanced proposals that would secure and preserve terms and conditions for

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2
Aug

Telstra EBA Update: 31 July meeting

Talks continued with the Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) and Telstra meeting this week to continue negotiations. Much of the focus was on Telstra’s resurrection of Clause 45 and the SBU’s concerns over its possible application. Clause 45 The SBU had, at the last meeting, committed to seeking external expert advice on the application of Clause 45 and the possibility of

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19
Jul

Telstra EBA update: 18 July meeting

Talks continued with the Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) and Telstra meeting this week. A meeting earlier this week was cut short and resumed yesterday due to an unforeseen urgent matter being heard in the Fair Work Commission. Conversion of casual to permanent employment We have reached agreement on many aspects of this new clause, which will provide a process

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