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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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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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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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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