6
Sep

Telstra seeks to mandate vaccination

Telstra has notified the Union of its intentions to seek to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for parts of their workforce, including those where: You frequently interact with customers and other members of the public; You are required to work in high-risk locations with vulnerable persons or in locations that might lead to COVID-19 outbreaks if infected people come into contact with

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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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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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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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