10/2/21 Clarification Bulletin – Choice of reversion

CLARIFICATION TO BULLETIN   Choice of reversion – extract from the Telstra EBA Dictionary   Two circumstances exist in the EBA when it comes to AWA/ITEA reversion:   you terminate an AWA or ITEA which had expired prior to 24 September 2010, you did not work in a retail outlet at that date and you …

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10/2/21 Telstra finally twigs to collectivism but not equity in pay

Telstra finally twigs to collectivism, but not equity in pay   Telstra are seeking to terminate all expired AWA/ITEA’s at the Fair Work Commission. In general, the union agrees with the notion because we disagree with individual contracts, where there is no bargaining power and prefer collective Agreements where employees are on the same conditions …

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Telstra Purple EBA

Telstra Purple EBA – foreshadowing the downgrading of our terms and conditions in all the Telstra areas. In the last week, our Union’s Divisional Executive, despite strident opposition from 3 of the 7 Communications Div Branches (our Victorian T&S Branch, the Victorian P&T, and the NSW T&S branches) supported an application to Fair Work Commission, …

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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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