(apologies for the difficulties on the Eureka Hookup last night.  We overloaded the conferencing system!!) BAN ON DUTIES REQUIRED TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY EMPLOYEES DURING UNPAID TIME Members are advised that this ban has been WITHDRAWN due to Telstra’s threat on docking pay for refusing to log on in unpaid hours. BAN ON PERFORMANCE OF …


SLD 19/17 – Telstra Protected Action Notice

TELSTRA PROTECTED ACTION NOTICE Dear Telstra Members, NOW IS THE TIME FOR CEPU MEMBERS TO COMMENCE THE HEAVY LIFTING ON THIS EBA, ON BEHALF OF ALL TELSTRA STAFF.  Now is the time to make it clear to Telstra they must listen to members’ demands for an EBA that protects your hard-won conditions with a pay …

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Protected Action Ballot – Successful

An overwhelming majority of members participating in the ballot endorsed taking industrial action in support of a new agreement for ESTA’s operational employees. Industrial action has now been authorised provided that three days’ notice is given to ESTA that I/A will commence. Unions will advise members as soon as industrial action is notified.

Telstra – Protected Action Ballot – Successful

CWU members have overwhelmingly voted YES in a protected Action Ballot. Members can now take protected industrial action. The unions must provide 3 clear business days to Telstra when notifying the industrial action. The divisional office have requested to meet with Telstra to negotiate the issues that are preventing us from reaching agreement. Let’s get …

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ISGM Class Action – Free Information Session 19/2 at 6pm

Shine Lawyers has launched a class action against ISG Management Pty Ltd (ISGM) on behalf of thousands of telecommunications technician workers employed under sub-contracting arrangements from 2011. You are invited to attend the following no cost, obligation free and completely confidential information session to discuss the class action. Free Meeting in Noble Park* DATE Tuesday, …

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SLD 19/09 – Union Rejects Visionstream’s ‘Slap in the Face’ EBA Offer

UNION REJECTS VISIONSTREAM’S ‘SLAP IN THE FACE’ EBA OFFER Dear Members, In bargaining, the Union has advanced claims on behalf of workers to: Apply the picnic day to all employees Increase company required travel by a minimum $20 per day Have company required travel allowance paid to an employee within 24 hours of working away …

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Telstra PAB – Return Your Vote By 25 Feb

Ref: SLD 19/07 – 11 Feb 2019 CWUnion Bulletin Your voice, your union!   Protected Action Ballot – Telstra Enterprise Agreement Return your YES vote URGENTLY (before 25th Feb)!! We are quickly approaching the last week of the EBA Protected Action Ballot. It is extremely important that a further message is sent to Telstra (after …

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It is your right to take Industrial Action when genuine bargaining has taken place and a new Agreement has not been made before it expires. Last Wednesday the Fair Work Commission ordered a protected action ballot of ESTA operational employees following a joint application by the unions. It is extremely important that members participate in …


Sld 19/03 – Telstra – Enterprise Agreement – Protected Action Ballot

The Australia wide Telstra EBA Protected Action Ballot (CWU members only) will commence next Monday 21 January 2019 and closes on Monday February 25, 2019 at 10am. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) will conduct the ballot. There is a 4 week window in which to return the ballot to the AEC via the post. Nationally, …

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Sld 19/04 – ESTA Admin – Members to be consulted

Members to be consulted – there’s an idea! Dear Members, As part of the new Enterprise Agreement, there is a new clause that comprises the formation of a Consultative Committee. The Committee will meet at least twice per year for consultation on significant matters which impact or may impact employees. If change is brewing, this …

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