7
Jul

Telstra workers and subbies both get short end of the stick

Telstra is about to introduce it’s new “Optimisation Project” to it’s field workforce.The CEPU advises members not to commit to the job quota system that is being proposed by Telstra management under the disguise of Telstra’s Optimisation Project.”If any member is pressured or threatened to commit to the job quota system they should seek advice from the CEPU immediately.Through this

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7
Jul

Telstra executes full force on AWA workers

The CEPU has been receiving telephone calls from concerned members indicating that Telstra are about to apply specific conditions of their AWAs to their full extent. The Union is aware of AWAs containing clauses setting out specific conditions with respect to hours of duty and span of hours for varying employees’ ordinary hours of duty at ordinary rates of pay.

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7
Jul

Telstra: a way forward

The telecommunications industry is rapidly entering the digital age and undergoing deep and rapid change. Consumers and workers need a voice at the table. At this key moment in Australian telecommunications history: – We have proposed a memorandum to management establishing a cooperative relationship so we can navigate these complex and fast-changing times together. – We want to unite and

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28
May

Telstra workers fall victim to cowardly acts of thuggery on the job

Two Telstra workers were recently severely assaulted on the job while carrying out late-night maintenance If it wasn’t bad enough that Telstra staff are under the pressure of unreasonable workloads and scrutiny due to Telstra’s bad management decisions, the CEPU now fears that Telstra staff are now also disturbingly unsafe at work when carrying out their duties during the late

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28
May

An opportunity for a brighter future at Telstra

Negotiations for a new CEPU Telstra EBA08 commenced on Thursday 15 May. These negotiations come at a critical time for the telecommunications industry. Proposals for the National Broadband Network are due by July 25. If successful in its bid, Telstra and its skilled employees could play a critical role in our nation’s future economic competitiveness, and this will provide for

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20
May

Upcoming Sydney metro Telstra EBA info briefings

The CEPU is holding important information meetings across Australia on the Telstra CEPU EBA08 Campaign. Please see below for upcoming information meetings in your area. The previously advertised meeting time of 6:30pm for Wednesday 21 May at St Marys Band Club has changed to 6:00pm.   PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Date Time Location Monday 19 May 2008 6:30pm Arncliffe RSL Club

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13
May

Telstra excess traveling time

Since the introduction of Telstra’s new computerised pay system, My Activity, there has been some confusing interpretations of the payment of excess travelling time (ETT). Clause 19 of the Telstra General Conditions of Employment Award 2001 secures your entitlement to ETT and in clause 19.3 it states “Payment will not be made for more than five hours in any one

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13
May

Telstra EBA08: Securing our rights at work

Your Union is in final preparation for the commencement of talks with Telstra to negotiate your new EBA. It is important and imperative that Telstra employees attend all meetings held across NSW with CEPU officials and are actively involved in the campaign for a new EBA. The CEPU is currently holding face to face meetings and telephone hookups across the

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