News

6
May

NBN subbies celebrate their first win

NBN technicians engaging in action this week can celebrate the first win in their campaign for fair treatment. Following lengthy discussions with NBN Delivery Partner Lendlease, we are excited to announce that CEPU National President Shane Murphy and Sydney based subcontractors have secured agreement with Lendlease to facilitate a genuine pathway to direct engagement – knocking the ‘Primes’ out of

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5
May

NBN technicians protest forced pay cut and dodgy employment set-ups outside CommsDay Summit

NBN technicians have reached peak frustration and held a protest in the rain outside the exclusive Comms Day Summit in Sydney this morning as part of ongoing industrial action over cuts to their pay rates, a debacle causing chaos in job bookings and scheduling, pyramid sham contracting arrangements and the NBN rollout debacle. National President Shane Murphy says, while NBN

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4
May

Help us stop the postal pandemic

The Senate’s Inquiry into Australia Post continued yesterday, with what is most likely to be the last public hearing before the Committee is due to report on 17 May. Senators questioned representatives of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Australia Post’s Directors and Chairman and former Chairman John Stanhope. But it was explosive revelations from Christine Holgate’s appearance at the first public

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3
May

NBN technicians walk off job as 100+ car convoy heads to NBN Co Sydney head office

Union calls for a National Senate Inquiry into shambolic NBN network Hundreds of technicians working on the NBN project around the country have this morning decided to walk off the job over cuts to their pay rates, a debacle causing chaos in job bookings and scheduling, pyramid sham contracting arrangements and overall poor treatment. Over 100 subcontractors who met in

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2
May

Australians may go without NBN repairs tomorrow as technicians fed up with shambolic NBN management including pay cuts, dodgy work dispatch app & pyramid subcontracting rort

MEDIA ALERTWhen: 7:30AM Monday May 3, 2021What: NBN technicians meet to discuss walking off job over NBN chaosWhere: Parramatta Park, entry via Pitt Street (Near old Government House) Media contact: Amelia Brock, 0430 187 161 Technicians working on the NBN project around the country may walk off the job tomorrow over cuts to their pay rates, a debacle causing chaos

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15
Apr

Media Release: Union calls on Communications Minister Paul Fletcher to rule out break up and privatisation of Post by stealth

The Union representing Australia’s postal workers has called for the Communications Minister to rule out breaking up Australia Post’s parcel and letters business, a move jeopardising jobs and quality of services. While media reports this morning suggest the Minister says Australia Post won’t be sold, the Union is seeking assurance he won’t begin the privatisation process by stealth by separating

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14
Apr

Media Release: Government must reject secret Australia Post privatisation report

The Union representing Australia’s postal workers has called for the Federal Government to rule out the break up and privatisation of key parts of Australia Post following explosive testimony from former CEO Christine Holgate at a Senate Inquiry hearing yesterday. Ms Holgate tabled extracts from a to-date secret Boston Consulting Group report that outlines four options for slashing services, cutting

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26
Mar

REVIEW INTO POSSIBLE MERGER BETWEEN APSS AND SUNSUPER

Members of the Australia Post Superannuation Scheme (APSS) should shortly receive correspondence from the APSS Trustee regarding a detailed review they are embarking on, in an effort to explore a possible merger of the APSS with industry super fund Sunsuper. For some time, the Trustee board has been exploring options to provide APSS members with improved services and protection of

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25
Mar

Agreement reached on ADM functional allowance

Members would be pleased to learn that agreement has been reached with Australia Post in relation to clearly defined eligibility criteria for the payment of Divide and Functional Allowancesto members at ADM sites. Eligibility for these allowances has been a matter of contention for members. Work currently being undertaken under ‘temporary regulatory relief’ does not clearly align with work level

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24
Mar

OPTUS TO REPAY THOUSANDS IN UNPAID SUPER FOLLOWING INDEPENDENT AUDIT

In an ongoing audit of employee entitlements, it has been discovered that Optus has short-changed members by thousands in unpaid superannuation entitlements. Discovering an anomaly in their payments systems late last year, National Assistant Secretary James Perkins and National Legal Officer Dahlia Khatab met with senior Optus management who advised that several small discrepancies affecting a small group of workers

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