No Dunnies, No Deal!

CWU (T&S) Vic: Telstra Bulletin 3 September 2020 A recent bulletin (Changes to Exchange Amenities) to all N&IT field staff, approved by Queensland N&IT manager (Michael Steele ex NDC) really highlights how bad Telstra lowered itself with its bean counter driven mentality. The latest attempt to rationalise the cleanliness in Telephone exchanges – something that …

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Post’s Authorised Holiday Shame

CWU Bulletin POST’S AUTHORISED HOLIDAY SHAME 3 August 2020 A/P Technical Members would be well aware by now of Australia Post’s unilateral change to the Authorised Holiday. Hiding behind the “Principal Determination”, made under the authority of the Australian Postal Corporation Act, they have removed what has traditionally been an opportunity to spend a little …

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Telstra Leave Direction – The so-called Christmas ‘shut-down’

30 July 2020 CWUnion Telstra Bulletin Leave direction – the so-called Christmas “shut down” Discussions were held with Telstra HR representatives last Friday (24th July) about the latest Telstra push regarding a Christmas “shut down”. The “Christmas” shut down comes on top of the “Easter” shut down, and any other shut down periods that have …

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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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