No Dunnies, No Deal!

CWU (T&S) Vic: Telstra Bulletin 3 September 2020 A recent bulletin (Changes to Exchange Amenities) to all N&IT field staff, approved by Queensland N&IT manager (Michael Steele ex NDC) really highlights how bad Telstra lowered itself with its bean counter driven mentality. The latest attempt to rationalise the cleanliness in Telephone exchanges – something that …

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Telstra Leave Direction – The so-called Christmas ‘shut-down’

30 July 2020 CWUnion Telstra Bulletin Leave direction – the so-called Christmas “shut down” Discussions were held with Telstra HR representatives last Friday (24th July) about the latest Telstra push regarding a Christmas “shut down”. The “Christmas” shut down comes on top of the “Easter” shut down, and any other shut down periods that have …

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Telstra Meal Breaks You Must Take Them

The long standing legal arrangement regarding your own health and safety is that you are required to take an unpaid meal break after no more than 5 hours work. This is contained in the latest Telstra EBA (2018-2021), clause 17.1. Whilst there is no written EBA clause about coffee/tea breaks (aside from a reference to …

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Annual Leave Reduction in Telstra – Yet Another Clarification

There appears to be further pressure on Telstra staff, of accumulating Annual Leave credits as we approach this coming September that contradict the Enterprise Agreement. Various Telstra areas have applied different sorts of pressure on staff, ranging from requesting to outright bullying and threats to ensure staff put in Annual Leave applications , not necessarily …

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Telstra Bulletin

Telstra misleading about annual leave Telstra have requested that all employees take 2 weeks annual leave between now and September as a means of reducing their leave liability. Some employees extended the Easter break by one week, and are expected to take another week before September. It is important to know that Telstra cannot direct …

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Telstra 2020 –Where there’s Heat, Fire & Smoke

A new decade, filled with many employment challenges is now upon us. Whether it’s appropriate or not, be prepared for it!!! Summer time in Victoria has bought some serious weather events, as well as major fires in large areas of the state. This bulletin builds on our experience over the years of dealing with inclement …

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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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