News

19
Aug

Members urged to complete Australia Post on-site vaccination survey ASAP

Australia Post is currently circulating an important COVID-19 vaccination survey to employees across delivery, processing, transport and vans. Further consideration is being given to rolling out a similar programme across other occupational groups, including retail. With a recent additional supply of the Pfizer vaccine entering the country, Australia Post is attempting to secure a number of doses of the Pfizer

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19
Aug

Telstra to pay interim wage rise

Ahead of Telstra’s annual remuneration review, and in recognition of the anniversary of the last annual wage rise under the current EBA, Telstra is proposing to pay interim wage rises to employees whilst negotiations for a new Agreement continues. Telstra have proposed to increase Workstream wages by 1.5% and provide a guaranteed pay pool of 1.5% for Job Family from

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11
Aug

Union wins paid vaccination leave at Australia Post – governments ignore workers’ vaccine pleas

After initially refusing, Australia Post has today agreed to the Union’s calls for paid leave for members to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination. Members can now arrange to leave work up to two hours early, on paid time, to attend a pre-booked vaccination appointment, or attend a walk-in vaccination clinic. However, the fact remains that most postal and telecommunications workers remain

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9
Aug

EBA10: why you should vote yes

Voting on your new EBA10 at Australia Post is now open. Voting opened on 9 August 2021 and members should now have received their ballot papers. Complete and return your postal vote today. Completed votes must arrive back in Melbourne prior to 5pm on 27 August to be counted – so don’t delay. View a quick overview of what the

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23
Jul

Telstra: Bargaining kicks off, clouded by shadow of imminent job cuts

Despite lockdowns across multiple states, bargaining commenced yesterday for a new Enterprise Agreement with Telstra. Limited mostly to establishing a framework for negotiations including frequency of meetings, Telstra also gave a presentation addressing the following: Commitment on existing conditions Telstra announced from the outset that while bargaining for a new agreement meant that all matters could be negotiated – they

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18
Jul

NSW COVID Restrictions: Information for members at Australia Post (UPDATED)

UPDATE 24 August 2021: Information in this post is no longer current. Members should refer to the following post for the most up to date restrictions that apply to members living in, or working in, NSW local government areas of concern: https://www.cepu.org/2021/08/new-restrictions-for-nsw-authorised-workers/ UPDATE 18 July 2021: NSW Health has updated their precautionary testing requirements for the affected LGAs. Members residing

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15
Jul

Union calls for priority vaccination of essential postal and telecommunications workers

Click here to download a copy of the letter sent to Minister Hunt The union representing the nation’s postal and telecommunications workers, the CEPU, have written to Health Minister Greg Hunt asking for priority access to vaccines for communications workers in Sydney including posties, postal workers and communication field technicians CEPU National Secretary Greg Rayner said, “postal and telecommunications workers

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12
Jul

EBA10: Agreement in-principle

CONDITIONS, JOB SECURITY, WAGE-RISE DOUBLE AUS AVERAGE LOCKED IN ADM GONE, PENALTY RATES PROTECTED FOR GOOD We’ve come a long way since the rocky start to bargaining, 10 weeks ago. Despite lockdowns, negotiations for a new EBA have continued over recent weeks and we’re pleased to share with members that the CEPU, CPSU and Australia Post have now reached agreement,

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6
Jul

No changes to defined benefit super in Telstra restructure

In welcomed news, Telstra has today announced that all current defined benefit superannuation members will remain eligible following implementation of Telstra’s planned new corporate structure later this year. Telstra flagged the possibility of transferring employees to subsidiaries during the last round of bargaining and members engaged in coordinated industrial action around the country to strengthen protections for pay and conditions

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6
Jul

ISGM cowards cut and run from obligations to workers

Solicitors for disgraced Telstra service partner ISGM have advised the Federal Court and Shine Lawyers that the company had been placed into voluntary administration, effective 1 July 2021. This news comes not long after unsuccessful mediation between ISGM and Shine Lawyers in relation to the pending class action lawsuit – where ISGM is being accused of shame contracting employment practices in the telecommunications

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