General

2
Nov

Bigger, Stronger: CWU Central Branch

A historic new era for our Union has just commenced with the Fair Work Commission having now formally approving the merger of the NSW/ACT, QLD and SA/NT Branches of your Union. Ahead of this change, we surveyed members on our plan. We were pleased that 85% said they supported the merger and that valuable member feedback was able to be

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24
Oct

FLOOD ASSISTANCE FOR CWU MEMBERS

MEMBER ASSISTANCE FUND Earlier this year, the Branch Committee of Management established a member assistance fund to provide urgent assistance to members located in areas devastated by flood inundation. Thousands of families were displaced and that devastation has continued again recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by these extraordinary events. The fund remains open

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21
Oct

REGIONAL POSTIE NEIL JACKSON RETIRES AFTER 47 YEARS SERVICE TO HAY, NSW

Neil Jackson, a postal worker from Hay in the Riverina region, is retiring after a remarkable 47 years of service to his local community. He has been a postie in the Hay area since 1975, becoming a popular and well-respected face about the town. “It started out as a job, but after 20, 30 years it becomes a lifestyle,” says

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1
Mar

CEPU establishes flood disaster member assistance fund

MEMBER ASSISTANCE FUND Eastern Australia has received devastating rainfall which has caused record breaking flood levels. From South East Queensland to the Mid-North Coast of NSW, thousands of families have already been displaced and lost everything, including a bed to sleep in – forced to take refuge at community evacuation centres. Others are unaware of what the loss actually will

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10
Nov

Securing your hard-won Australia Post pay rises in our rebounding economy

As you may have seen in the news, our economy is beginning to bounce back. As unexpected as every aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been for the impacts on our way of life and the way that we work, the nation’s economic outlook throughout this period has become equally unpredictable.  Across many parts of the country, the rebound has

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3
Sep

IMPORTANT: NSW COVID-19 restrictions, permits, vaccination requirements, legal advice

The NSW Government has announced strict new measures to mitigate the risk of community and workplace transmission of COVID-19 in NSW – particularly across Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern. Many of the restrictions will affect members employed across our industries, who cannot work from home. As of today, NSW LGAs of concern include: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland,

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24
Aug

New restrictions for NSW authorised workers

Strict new restrictions to mitigate against COVID-19 community and workplace transmission across Local Government Areas (LGA) of concern were announced last week by the NSW Government. Many of these restrictions will affect members employed across the postal and telecommunications industries, who cannot work from home. Currently, NSW LGAs of concern include: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River,

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11
Aug

Union wins paid vaccination leave at Australia Post – governments ignore workers’ vaccine pleas

After initially refusing, Australia Post has today agreed to the Union’s calls for paid leave for members to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination. Members can now arrange to leave work up to two hours early, on paid time, to attend a pre-booked vaccination appointment, or attend a walk-in vaccination clinic. However, the fact remains that most postal and telecommunications workers remain

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9
Aug

EBA10: why you should vote yes

Voting on your new EBA10 at Australia Post is now open. Voting opened on 9 August 2021 and members should now have received their ballot papers. Complete and return your postal vote today. Completed votes must arrive back in Melbourne prior to 5pm on 27 August to be counted – so don’t delay. View a quick overview of what the

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23
Jul

Telstra: Bargaining kicks off, clouded by shadow of imminent job cuts

Despite lockdowns across multiple states, bargaining commenced yesterday for a new Enterprise Agreement with Telstra. Limited mostly to establishing a framework for negotiations including frequency of meetings, Telstra also gave a presentation addressing the following: Commitment on existing conditions Telstra announced from the outset that while bargaining for a new agreement meant that all matters could be negotiated – they

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