Telstra EBA 1

Telstra EBA update – meeting 1   Despite lockdowns across multiple states, bargaining commenced last Thursday (22/7) for a new Enterprise Agreement with Telstra. Divisional and Branch Officers represented the CEPU. They were Shane Murphy, James Perkins, Clint Thomas, Dahlia Khatab and John Ellery. Two other unions were represented (CPSU and Professionals Australia). At this …

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Telstra Field Workforce Bulletin

16 June 2021   Ref: SLD 21/20   Start of Day – Field based Telstra staff   A number of recent issues have surfaced regarding the Management’s interpretation of what they say you are supposed to be doing in the UNPAID time prior to paid start of day (and for that matter, End of Day). …

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Telstra Purple EBA

Telstra Purple EBA – foreshadowing the downgrading of our terms and conditions in all the Telstra areas. In the last week, our Union’s Divisional Executive, despite strident opposition from 3 of the 7 Communications Div Branches (our Victorian T&S Branch, the Victorian P&T, and the NSW T&S branches) supported an application to Fair Work Commission, …

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Telstra Meal Breaks You Must Take Them

The long standing legal arrangement regarding your own health and safety is that you are required to take an unpaid meal break after no more than 5 hours work. This is contained in the latest Telstra EBA (2018-2021), clause 17.1. Whilst there is no written EBA clause about coffee/tea breaks (aside from a reference to …

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Look After Your Tools!

SUBBIES AND TECHS – LOOK OUT FOR YOUR TOOLS! Police from Melbourne’s south-east are calling for tradies to secure their gear after a spike in tool thefts. The problem isn’t only in the South East. Techs, Subbies and Tradies in all areas of Melbourne are urged be aware at all times. Between July 2015 and …

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Protect Aussie Jobs

  Why is the Government destroying good local jobs and replacing them with exploited overseas labour? That’s the question we are all asking. The MUA has made this powerful TV ad to let people know exactly what’s going on.               Watch the ad here, and then donate to get …

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