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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30
May

Telstra takes axe to jobs as more cuts announced

Telstra yesterday announced it is axing 1329 jobs from various parts of the business – a move the union says will undoubtedly impact the telco’s ability to deliver a quality service to its customers. The job cuts – which are part of one the largest job purges in Australian corporate history – are the latest in a string of large-scale

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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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15
May

Bargaining back on track at Telstra, following misleading statements

Dear members, Yesterday we wrote to you about concerning statements made by the NSW T&S and Victorian Branches in relation to the recommencement of bargaining with Telstra. The claims made by those Officials were purposely misleading and their reckless misrepresentations of what has actually occurred during the course of bargaining were made without regard for the possible impacts on ensuring

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14
May

Misleading EBA statements threaten bargaining at Telstra

Members may have recently received an EBA update originating from the CWU NSW T&S Branch making a number of statements in relation to the recommencement of bargaining with Telstra. The claims being made by the current T&S Branch Secretary, Dan Dwyer, are without foundation by an Official who has not been present in bargaining meetings and is not a member

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7
May

Talks with Telstra recommence with positive indications

Talks with Telstra for a new EBA 2019 recommenced today for the first time since suspending our ongoing campaign of protected industrial action. Talks kicked off to a positive start with a focus on addressing a number of outstanding matters of contention that are preventing us from reaching Agreement. Improving job security under new contracting out conditions Talks with Telstra

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2
May

Clarity surrounding privacy concerns with Samsung S9 and other Telstra field devices

Your Union has been consulting with Telstra over the issuing of new Samsung S9 phones to field workforce members. As part of this consultation, privacy concerns were raised by your Union Officials led by NSW/ACT Secretary and Divisional President, Shane Murphy, and WA Branch Organiser, Clinton Thomas. The Union was particularly concerned over the phone’s GPS capabilities and to what

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30
Apr

Telstra action winds up with talks scheduled to recommence, next week

Last week we wrote to you advising that all indefinite protected action would cease following Telstra indicating a willingness to return to the bargaining table. As the last of our scheduled periodic stoppages wind up today, we’re please to report that talks with Telstra will officially recommence next week. Our first meeting is already scheduled for Tuesday, 7 May and

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23
Apr

Indefinite actions suspended as Telstra indicates willingness to return to bargaining

A breakthrough in the negotiations impasse with Telstra has been achieved and we are moving to suspend members’ engagement in certain forms of authorised and notified protected action, until further notice. NSW/ACT Secretary and Divisional President Shane Murphy said the breakthrough was achieved by members who have remained strong and united throughout the campaign. “We are encouraged by recent correspondence

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