Welcome to 2020

24 Jan 2020 CWUnion Bulletin WELCOME TO 2020 Welcome to 2020! I hope this year accomplishes some gains and improvements in your working and living environment and I look forward to working with you on achieving as many successes as possible, in a sometimes harsh atmosphere. Please see some updates below for members: PROGRAMMED (formerly …

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Telstra Employees Vote for Retrogressive Agreement

Notwithstanding the two CWU Victorian Branches and T&S NSW branch campaigning for a better agreement, the Enterprise Agreement was voted up. The other four CWU branches actively campaigned for a YES vote, by joining in meetings with the boss to sell this repressive agreement, somehow convincing members it was a good deal. It’s NOT. (The …

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Threats of EA Agreement Termination

Given last weeks “investor day” revelations regarding InfraCo – (Google the 27/11/19 Financial Review article by James Fernyhough and have a read) LET’S ADDRESS THE THREATS OF ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT TERMINATION TERMINATION SCENARIO 1. (Transferred to a subsidiary) If the Agreement is voted up; and you are identified as having a suitable job offer at InfraCo …

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Telstra EA – 6 Good Reasons To VOTE NO!

  CWUnion Victorian Telstra Members Bulletin 6 GOOD REASONS TO VOTE “NO” You already voted NO a year ago (82% rejected the offer) because of the forced transfer of business clauses. This proposal either forces redeployment (in some circumstances), or if you don’t go, you resign with – NO REDUNDANCY PACKAGE! And there are no appeal rights …

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WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE FOR TELSTRA?

CWUnion Victorian Telstra Members Bulletin WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE FOR TELSTRA? Telstra have indicated that if they are to be in the running at buying the NBN Co that it would need to be a “non-vertically integrated” company. Non-integrated simply means a split up Telstra. The Telstra we know today could be broken …

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Telstra – Leap of Faith

CWUnion Victorian Telstra Members Bulletin “Unions are going to take a leap of faith with us on this”                                                                                       Darren Fewster 9/10/19 This isn’t a “leap of faith”, it’s an unfettered attack on the working conditions of Telstra staff that must be resisted. The main item on the Telstra wish list – Transfer of business to …

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Telstra – Annual Leave Direction & EBA Update

The direction to take leave should only occur under certain very limited restraints, and must be a reasonable direction. From 2nd January 2019 to 3rd January 2020 Telstra have issued direction to employees to take annual leave for 14 out of 20 days of your annual leave entitlement. That leaves 7 days to take your …

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Telstra EBA – What does the Direction to Take Leave mean

Bulletin – What does the “direction to take leave “ (EBA clause 30.2) mean? Coming up towards Christmas, the annual pressure on reducing Annual Leave entitlements rears its head again, trying to reduce Telstra’s liability on these entitlements. Forcing a shut-down means staff may be directed to take some of their Annual Leave credits at …

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