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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Signal 661

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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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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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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