News

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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10
Mar

Senate renews scrutiny of Post and ADM

Senator Hanson has pushed for an inquiry into the way the Christine Holgate affair was managed by the Morrison Government, whilst Labor and the Greens were successful in broadening the scope of the inquiry to once again examine the merits of the Liberals’ temporary regulatory reforms – the legislative framework that allows the Alternate Day Delivery Model (ADM) to exist. In

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18
Feb

‘Absolute rort’ – Union slams NBN Co for splashing $78 million in senior bonuses while leaving workers unpaid and Australians without basic internet

The union representing NBN Co workers says it’s disgusting that the NBN Co has handed out $78 million in bonuses to its most senior employees during the last 6 months of the pandemic, whilst workers are having their pay cut and in many cases, going unpaid, and Australians are left without basic internet. The union is calling for the Federal

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8
Feb

Telstra corporate restructure – Member Q&As

Late last year, Telstra announced it was embarking on a corporate restructure, of unprecedented proportions, that would essentially see the company split into three wholly-owned subsidiaries. As previously reported, the three subsidiaries have been referred to as – InfraCo Fixed would own and operate ducts, fibre, data centres, subsea cables and exchanges InfraCo Towers would own and operate physical mobile

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21
Jan

AWA/ITEA employees to move to Telstra EA

Members may have today been made aware that Telstra intends to move those employees who remain on a Howard Government WorkChoices era individual contract, to the Telstra EA. By doing so, terms and conditions of employment will be standardised across the workforce. Whilst this is the case, employees who may be receiving remuneration or terms greater than what is provided

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