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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Secretary’s Annual Report To Members 2018

Secretary’s Report 2018 It is with great honour that I present the Branch Secretary’s Annual Report to the Victorian T&S members for 2018. In February this year and after some careful consideration, John Ellery resigned from the Secretary’s position and reduced his working days to three. I stepped up accordingly, being appointed Secretary by our …

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ESTA Ops EBA Bargaining Update

Unions met with ESTA management representatives last Thursday 29 September to discuss bargaining for a new agreement to cover ESTA operational employees. The meeting was the 10th to take place between the parties since the commencement of bargaining. Prior to the meeting, unions reiterated core claims to be satisfied in order for an agreement. These include: …

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Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 4 September 2018 At 6pm (Strict Start & Finish Time Adhered To)   Trades Hall Main Building, Lygon St Entrance Meeting Room 2 (opposite reception) Cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts Carlton   Order Of Business:  Minutes & Business Arising Correspondence Presentation of Financial Report Presentation of Annual Report Election of Branch Auditor Election of …

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Telstra EBA 2018 – Clause 45 – Transfer of Business/Employment

Clause 45 – Transfer of Business/Employment Let’s make it “plain speak” not legal jargon. Redundancy payout limitation This contentious clause 45 will allow Telstra a further ability to limit the redundancy payout to individuals.  They already have a limited ability under the so-called forced redeployment (clause 48 – Placement Period).  If the proposed EBA is …

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Australia Post – Your Authorised Holiday – Not Theirs!

AUSTRALIA POST MEMBERS Members would be aware of Australia Post’s repeated attempts to axe your Authorised Holiday (Union Picnic Day). We saw it during EBA8 talks, EBA9 talks and then again last year in the lead up to the consultation process for the day’s nomination. Thankfully, on all these occasions, management came to their senses …

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