The ACTU making a statement in support of Telstra Workers.
TELSTRA WORKERS DEMAND BETTER PAY AND CONDITIONSWorkers at Telstra are fighting for better pay and conditions after being offered pay increases well below inflation – effectively a pay cut.
Australian workers have been facing record or near-record low wage growth for years. This is not normal, it’s a national crisis brought about by the failed trickle-down economic policies of the Morrison Government.
If all working people had to wait for generous bosses to gift them pay rises, they will be waiting for a long time. Union members have other options available to them, sticking together and exercising their collective power.
Quotes attributable to ACTU Secretary Sally McManus:
“Management denying workers a pay rise whilst taking home millions has become all too common; Telstra workers deserve a pay rise.
“It is disgraceful Telstra is offering a real wage cut while their top six executives collectively take home what would take the average Telstra worker 200 years to earn.
“Because Telstra workers are union members they are able to fight back. They are able to exercise their right to take action and make Telstra listen.
“The union movement supports CEPU members in their fight for fair wage increases.”
Peter Green ACTU Media Release 12/03/2019
CWU ref: SLD 19/25 – 14/03/2019