Secretary’s Report 2021

BRANCH SECRETARY’S ANNUAL REPORT 2021 The CWU 20/21 year has been difficult for many under the COVID-19 circumstances and it’s unavoidable to commence the report without mentioning Coronavirus. Fortunately to date we have received nil reports of any members who have tested positive.  I know there are some who have been indirectly affected by way …

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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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ESTA Admin Bargaining Update

Dear Members, The Union bargaining team (Phil Harrison, Stephen Ball, Carol Clarke, Jim Kelso, Larissa Robinson, Kathryn Arkoudis and myself) have been meeting with the ESTA bargaining team which varies and is dependent on who hasn’t exited, since 2nd February 2021. We have had 7 bargaining meetings – 4 in February and only monthly since …

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Attention All members – Branch Proposal

Ref: SLD:21/15 5th May 2021 Dear Members, We write to you to share a proposal with you regarding the T&S Branches of Victoria and NSW. The two Branch Committee of Management’s have had initial discussions and from that, we envisage an amalgamation of the two Telecommunications & Services Branches in the not too distant future. …

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ESTA Ops – Staffing Review Committee UPDATE

ESTA Ops – Staffing Review Committee UPDATE   Dear Members,   The CWU, UFU and VAU sought to commence the staffing review soon after the new Agreement was certified. In June, the Unions suggested an independent chairperson who was eventually accepted and the first meeting commenced on 29th September. On 9th October the CWU, VAU …

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ESTA Ops – Proposed New Rosters

Dear Members, . Please see Part-time rosters below.   Rosters – Ambulance   Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Pair 1 1000-2000       1300-2300 1300-2300   1000-2000     1000-2000 1000-2000     Pair 2   1030-2030 1030-2030     1330-2330     1030-2030 1030-2030   1030-2030     Pair 3   …

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Telstra – Fair Work Commission approves termination of AWAs / ITEAs

  Fair Work Commission approves termination of AWA’s/ITEA’s.   The FWC approved Telstra’s application to unilaterally terminate all AWA’s/ITEA’s. This will be effective 6th July 2021 and from then, your individual contract will be NOT be valid and the Telstra Enterprise Agreement 2019-2021 will apply to you.   In its decision the full bench stated …

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Telstra Proposed Restructure

  Dear Telstra Members, Please see below explanation of Telstra’s proposed restructure.   TELSTRA’S PROPOSED LEGAL CORPORATE RESTRUCTURE AS PER MARKET RELEASE STATEMENT:   Telstra announced the next steps in its proposed legal restructure to enable it to better realise the value of its infrastructure assets, take advantage of potential monetization opportunities and create additional …

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