Telstra EBA Clause 30 Annual Leave. What Can They Force You To Do?

Telstra EBA – Know Your Rights Clause 30 – Annual Leave. What Can They Force You To Do? As is now becoming the norm at this time of the year, many calls into this office indicate a total lack of understanding by Telstra local management of the clauses in the EBA, particularly relating to the …

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Members At Telstra To Have Their Say

Telstra EBA Update CEPU/CWU members will be given the opportunity to vote to engage in protected industrial action at Telstra. The vote requires a 50% (plus 1) return as well as a majority ‘Yes’ outcome. Only a short time ago, employees forced Telstra back to the bargaining table after resoundingly rejecting the offer of a …

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Agreement Certified

Dear Members, The Fair Work Commission has listed the Admin Support Enterprise Agreement for e-hearing and approval today, 13th December 2018. It should take affect 7 days from today. The Commission has apologised for the delay in dealing with the application. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the festive season. Be …

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Telstra EBA Update: Somethings Gotta Give!

TELSTRA EBA UPDATE: Bargaining has continued with Telstra refusing to improve their offer of a measly 1.5% wage rise for Workstream and an equivalent pay pool for Job Family – a pay cut in real terms for both workgroups. In order to break the merry-go-round impasse bargaining had become, the combined Unions Single Bargaining Unit …

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Telstra Long Service Leave Policy

FYI: The following information was received today from the CWU Divisional Office: RE: TELSTRA LSL POLICY There have been recent reports of Telstra directing employees to take Long Service Leave where their balances are in excess of 90 days. This is in line with the controversial new policy which has been the subject of dispute …

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UPDATE – CLASS ACTION FOR SHAM CONTRACTING

Sham contracting class action case The CWU Victorian and NSW (T&S) Branches welcome the instigation of legal action against Telstra Contractor Tandem (formerly ISGM), in the Federal Court. Wages and entitlements for 4000 + telecommunication workers who have been arguably underpaid, seek to be compensated, which could amount to millions of dollars. Does Tandem’s model …

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Telstra Attacks Sick Leave Entitlement

Telstra appears to have initiated a concerted campaign to target those who have the misfortune to be sick. Sick Leave is a work place right. TELSTRA SICK LEAVE – ATTACK #1 Telstra has introduced “Forced Overtime” in some areas. Leaving aside that problem, Telstra say that if you are rostered for overtime, and you are …

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Members urged to consider the impact of my health record.

Under a new Federal Government initiative, every Australian will shortly receive an online digital record of their medical history. The My Health Record system, by default, records all interactions between patients and their medical practitioners, including test and pathology data, and is accessible by any health care provider who may be involved in your care. …

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CWU Bulletin: Telstra AGM 2018

Last Tuesday, on behalf of a large number of Telstra shareholders and CWU members, John Ellery, Assistant Secretary, CWU (T&S) Vic, attended the Telstra Shareholders Annual meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. John attended that meeting with 2 other officials from the Communications Union, and a CPSU Official. John was proxied to the extent …

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Telstra EBA – After the NO vote!

(and congratulations to all Telstra staff) – Where are we at? The unprecedented 81% “No” vote on Telstra’s mindless “cut and run” EBA exercise over the last couple of weeks has left some uncertainty in the minds of the Telstra staff, at a time when clarification of CEO Penn’s  disgraceful job cutting agenda and the …

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