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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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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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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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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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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13
Jun

Telstra EBA update: June 12 meeting

Talks are continuing with the Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) meeting with Telstra for further talks yesterday. Pay – due diligence continues Telstra is still considering the SBU’s counter-offer to the company’s current offer of 1.5% – a pay cut, in real terms. Telstra advised that they do intend to increase their offer – by how much, is not yet

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22
May

Telstra EBA Update: 21 May meeting

The recommencement of talks is continuing productively with the most recent meeting being held on 21 May. Pay – due diligence continues Telstra is continuing with their due diligence exercise into the combined Unions’ Single Bargaining Unit (SBU)’s counter-offer to Telstra’s real-terms pay-cut offer of 1.5%. As a reminder, the SBU counter-offer includes: A 2.5% p.a. wage rise A lump-sum

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