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 Bargaining Update 7/11/19

BARGAINING UPDATE “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 a subsidiary – …

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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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Telstra EBA – What does the Direction to Take Leave mean

Bulletin – What does the “direction to take leave “ (EBA clause 30.2) mean? Coming up towards Christmas, the annual pressure on reducing Annual Leave entitlements rears its head again, trying to reduce Telstra’s liability on these entitlements. Forcing a shut-down means staff may be directed to take some of their Annual Leave credits at …

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Telstra EBA – What does the Expiry Date mean

Telstra’s current 2015-2018 EBA – what does the “expiry date” mean, and what does it allow? Much debate has been occurring in some areas of the possibility by the employer to make application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to “terminate” our current (albeit expired) 2015-2018 Enterprise Agreement. The result of a “termination”, if it …

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Telstra EBA Clause 30 Annual Leave. What Can They Force You To Do?

Telstra EBA – Know Your Rights Clause 30 – Annual Leave. What Can They Force You To Do? As is now becoming the norm at this time of the year, many calls into this office indicate a total lack of understanding by Telstra local management of the clauses in the EBA, particularly relating to the …

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Members At Telstra To Have Their Say

Telstra EBA Update CEPU/CWU members will be given the opportunity to vote to engage in protected industrial action at Telstra. The vote requires a 50% (plus 1) return as well as a majority ‘Yes’ outcome. Only a short time ago, employees forced Telstra back to the bargaining table after resoundingly rejecting the offer of a …

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Telstra EBA Update: Somethings Gotta Give!

TELSTRA EBA UPDATE: Bargaining has continued with Telstra refusing to improve their offer of a measly 1.5% wage rise for Workstream and an equivalent pay pool for Job Family – a pay cut in real terms for both workgroups. In order to break the merry-go-round impasse bargaining had become, the combined Unions Single Bargaining Unit …

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