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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NBN Co confirms roll-out strategy

NBN Co has released a set of guidelines to indicate how it intends to implement the Multi-Technology Model (MTM) adopted by the company in line with federal government policy. In a statement released on 13 November, NBN Co indicates that most households and businesses: already served by the Optus or Telstra Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) …

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NBN EA negotiations update

As reported in E-Bulletin #21, the CWU and other relevant unions have become concerned over a slowdown in Enterprise Agreement (EA) negotiations with NBN Co. Since mid-year the CWU has been involved in discussions for a new agreement covering NBN Co technical staff.  Despite disagreements, including some over the scope of the EA, negotiations were …

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NBN Co releases new corporate plan

NBN Co has released its 2014-17 corporate plan amid continuing uncertainties about its ability to meet both construction and financial targets. The plan is, in fact, really only a plan for the next 12 months – an interim report pending the finalisation of the reworked Definitive Agreement with Telstra and renegotiation of the HFC arrangements …

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Telstra Xmas close down know your rights

At this time of year, the CWU often receives inquiries about Telstra’s ability to direct staff to take annual leave. The latest example is a direction given to Customer Service Delivery employees in Parramatta, NSW, to take leave from the 22nd December to the 3rd January. Telstra says CSD will be “shutting down” in Parramatta …

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Telstra announces domestic violence policy

Telstra has announced a new domestic violence policy to coincide with White Ribbon Day, the national day when men speak out against violence against women, especially within the context of the family. Telstra’s Family and Domestic Violence Support policy will provide employees with up to 10 days paid leave to attend medical appointments, attend counselling …

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CWU meets with Telstra on workforce management

The CWU has met with Telstra to discuss the development of a new workforce management framework for the company. According to Telstra, the aim of the system will be to allow it to better track the activities, skills and experience of its employees as well as to identify skill gaps and future skill needs. It …

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