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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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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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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Securing your hard-won Australia Post pay rises in our rebounding economy

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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IMPORTANT: NSW COVID-19 restrictions, permits, vaccination requirements, legal advice

The NSW Government has announced strict new measures to mitigate the risk of community and workplace transmission of COVID-19 in NSW – particularly across Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern. Many of the restrictions will affect members employed across our industries, who cannot work from home. As of today, NSW LGAs of concern include: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland,

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New restrictions for NSW authorised workers

Strict new restrictions to mitigate against COVID-19 community and workplace transmission across Local Government Areas (LGA) of concern were announced last week by the NSW Government. Many of these restrictions will affect members employed across the postal and telecommunications industries, who cannot work from home. Currently, NSW LGAs of concern include: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River,

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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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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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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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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: UPDATE 18 July 2021: NSW Health has updated their precautionary testing requirements for the affected LGAs. Members residing

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