Telstra 2020 –Where there’s Heat, Fire & Smoke

A new decade, filled with many employment challenges is now upon us. Whether it’s appropriate or not, be prepared for it!!! Summer time in Victoria has bought some serious weather events, as well as major fires in large areas of the state. This bulletin builds on our experience over the years of dealing with inclement …

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Telstra Employees Vote for Retrogressive Agreement

Notwithstanding the two CWU Victorian Branches and T&S NSW branch campaigning for a better agreement, the Enterprise Agreement was voted up. The other four CWU branches actively campaigned for a YES vote, by joining in meetings with the boss to sell this repressive agreement, somehow convincing members it was a good deal. It’s NOT. (The …

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Threats of EA Agreement Termination

Given last weeks “investor day” revelations regarding InfraCo – (Google the 27/11/19 Financial Review article by James Fernyhough and have a read) LET’S ADDRESS THE THREATS OF ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT TERMINATION TERMINATION SCENARIO 1. (Transferred to a subsidiary) If the Agreement is voted up; and you are identified as having a suitable job offer at InfraCo …

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Telstra Bargaining Update 7/11/19

BARGAINING UPDATE “Unions are going to take a leap of faith with us on this” Darren Fewster 9/10/19 This isn’t a “leap of faith”, it’s an unfettered attack on the working conditions of Telstra staff that must be resisted. The main item on the Telstra wish list – Transfer of business to a subsidiary – …

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Telstra – Annual Leave Direction & EBA Update

The direction to take leave should only occur under certain very limited restraints, and must be a reasonable direction. From 2nd January 2019 to 3rd January 2020 Telstra have issued direction to employees to take annual leave for 14 out of 20 days of your annual leave entitlement. That leaves 7 days to take your …

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Telstra EBA – What does the Direction to Take Leave mean

Bulletin – What does the “direction to take leave “ (EBA clause 30.2) mean? Coming up towards Christmas, the annual pressure on reducing Annual Leave entitlements rears its head again, trying to reduce Telstra’s liability on these entitlements. Forcing a shut-down means staff may be directed to take some of their Annual Leave credits at …

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Telstra EBA – What does the Expiry Date mean

Telstra’s current 2015-2018 EBA – what does the “expiry date” mean, and what does it allow? Much debate has been occurring in some areas of the possibility by the employer to make application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to “terminate” our current (albeit expired) 2015-2018 Enterprise Agreement. The result of a “termination”, if it …

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