News

21
Jun

Vale Shane Morse

It is with great sadness to report to members of a tragic motor vehicle accident which took the life of CWU/CEPU Queensland Branch member, Shane Morse, early this morning. On behalf of members across the country, we extend our deepest sympathies to Shane’s family, friends and colleagues. It is always sobering to hear of how quick lives can be taken

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6
Apr

Telstra EA offer to proceed to employee vote

The Union has continued to engage in bargaining with Telstra whilst entering into a consultation process with members over Telstra’s latest offer. In brief, Telstra’s proposal currently contains the following: A rollover of all existing terms and conditions. Clause 47 remains and will protect all existing conditions, for life, following a transfer of business to one of the planned subsidiaries.

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25
Mar

TELSTRA EA OFFER: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU IN OUR ONLINE POLL

The Union has continued to engage in bargaining with Telstra – with Telstra indicating it wishes to propose their EBA offer to employees shortly. In brief, Telstra’s proposal currently contains the following: A rollover of all existing terms and conditions; Clause 47 remains and will protect all existing conditions, for life, following a transfer of business to one of the

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22
Mar

Workers slam Government NBN announcement as election spin, after years of refusing to fix the network

The union representing technicians responsible for servicing Australia’s NBN says that today’s announcement by the Federal Government to pour money into regional networks is simply another election promise that will go un-met.   CEPU National President Shane Murphy says “The NBN was set up to fail from the moment this Government chose to replace the fibre to the home roll-out

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16
Mar

Telstra EA offer: we want to hear from members

The Union continues to engage in bargaining with Telstra for a new Enterprise Agreement, with the telco today providing its first complete proposal. The EA is being proposed to be split across four Agreements for each separate planned Telstra Group entity. Although Agreements for each subsidiary may be structured differently and contain different terminology, each EA will roll over all

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16
Mar

SECURING DECIPHA WORKERS’ WAGE RISES AGAINST COST OF LIVING PRESSURES

As you may have seen in the news, our economy is beginning to bounce back. As unexpected as every aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been for the impacts on our way of life and the way that we work, the nation’s economic outlook throughout this period has become equally unpredictable.  Across many parts of the country, the rebound has

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1
Mar

CEPU establishes flood disaster member assistance fund

MEMBER ASSISTANCE FUND Eastern Australia has received devastating rainfall which has caused record breaking flood levels. From South East Queensland to the Mid-North Coast of NSW, thousands of families have already been displaced and lost everything, including a bed to sleep in – forced to take refuge at community evacuation centres. Others are unaware of what the loss actually will

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24
Feb

COVID measures to be relaxed at Post as of Friday 25 Feb

The NSW and ACT Governments have announced a significant easing of COVID related restrictions. Australia Post and the CEPU have engaged in consultation surrounding how those changes translate to changes in COVID measures currently in place across our workplaces. The following changes will be introduced in NSW from the commencements of the first shifts this Friday, 25 February. The ACT

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18
Feb

Members to decide on proposed Optus EPA

Optus has chosen to close out negotiations and formally offer their proposed EPA to employees. Bargaining ended at a time when the Union felt that certain matters of importance to members remained unresolved. As part of its offer, Optus has proposed a wage outcome equal to that of the headline CPI rate against base salaries within current classifications. The Union

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15
Dec

Telstra to bring forward 0.5% interim wage increase component

Earlier this year we wrote to you following Telstra’s decision to pay an interim pay rise to employees. This interim wage rise totalled 1.5% to Workstream employees, and provided a guaranteed pay pool of 1.5% to Job Family, from October 1. An additional 0.5% was to follow as an overall flat increase to all Band 2 to 4 employees once

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