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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26
Sep

2019 Telstra AGM – shareholder action

The Telstra AGM will take place in a little over a week and we want the Board and other shareholders to hear your concerns, loud and clear. The AGM is one of the few public opportunities where the Board and CEO MUST answer questions. We can think of a few good ones – and are sure you can too.  As shareholders, our members have

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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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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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