CWU TELSTRA ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT SURVEY

The Branch has concluded a series of member meetings and telephone conferences to discuss the imminent Enterprise Bargaining negotiations with Telstra. We would appreciate further member and non-member input: give us your views on the coming EA via the CWU membership survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NL6WTTG Problem with the hyperlink: highlight and right click – open hyperlink Please …

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REMINDER: TELSTRA EA SURVEY Bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement (EA) in Telstra is due to start in May. In preparation for negotiations, the CWU has been sounding out members about their priorities for this round of bargaining. Membership meetings are being held and membership surveys are being circulated by state branches. So far the …

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DAVID THODEY DEPARTS FROM TELSTRA David Thodey has announced his departure from Telstra. He will be replaced by Andrew Penn, the company’s current Chief Financial Officer. Thodey replaced Sol Trujillo as Chief Executive Officer in 2009 at a time when Telstra’s stocks were close to an all-time low – both in terms of its actual …

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CWU Telstra EA Meetings & EA Survey

Optus Award Modernisation The CWU met with Optus on 17 March to discuss finalisation of the modern Optus award. Last year, the Fair Work Commission agreed that Optus should have a modern enterprise award rather than being covered by the modern industry award, the Telecommunications Services Award. But it sent Optus and the CWU off …

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CWU SECURES KEY TELSTRA AWARD CONDITIONS The CWU continues to be successful in protecting core award entitlements for Telstra employees. In January, the Fair Work Commission Full Bench issued its decision to make a new modern enterprise award in Telstra and the order to make the award was made on Monday 9 February. Although under …

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WELCOME TO THE 2015 YEAR! 2015 will present significant challenges to the Telecommunications workforce across Australia. How the CEPU Communications Division (CWU) deals with those challenges will determine the future employment prospects, wages and conditions of many current employees in the industry. There are a number of EBA’s that are due for renewal in 2015 …

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WORKING IN HOT WEATHER Prepared by Peggy Trompf, Industrial Health Matters (in association with Workers Health Centre), 8/10/2012 (mob: 0419221 373). Sydney While OHS Authorities have produced guidelines and information on working in hot conditions, there are no regulatory OHS standards for working in seasonal heat. Workers need to have good information about the health …

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Telstra Award Modernisation

Telstra Award Modernisation – NO threat to redundancy entitlements The CWU has received a number of calls from members concerned about the impact of award modernisation on their current redundancy entitlements, particularly the 80 weeks (maximum) payout provided for in the Telstra Enterprise Agreement 2012-15. It appears that some members have been told that the …

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Working in the heat

WORKING IN HOT WEATHER Prepared by Peggy Trompf, Industrial Health Matters (in association with Workers Health Centre), 8/10/2012 (mob: 0419221 373). Sydney While OHS Authorities have produced guidelines and information on working in hot conditions, there are no regulatory OHS standards for working in seasonal heat. Workers need to have good information about the health …

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