Following Ventia’s disgraceful behaviour in notifying 11 employees of redundancy, just 24 hours after notice that a restructure was on the cards, the company has been forced to put the brakes on. Ventia was forced to front up for a conference before Commissioner Bisset yesterday, following an urgent application to the Fair Work Commission by the CWU As a result
Talks with Visionstream continued last week – with management having very little to say. The company’s position on the current pay offer remains – that is: 1.5% to former Silcar employees and 2.5% to Visionstream employees. Building Code compliance remains a continuing issue with Visionstream maintaining that this is a critical feature for the company. After some debate, it was
Bargaining with Visionstream management recommenced last week following employees’ rejection of the bosses’ EBA proposal earlier this month. Whilst the bosses’ EBA was voted down by a modest margin, the participation rate was over 90% – clearly demonstrating that employees are engaged in their EBA process and are looking for fairer pay and conditions. This is also in light of
Tell them it isn’t good enough. Vote NO. Send them back to the table. JOB SECURITY AT RISK During bargaining, your Union advanced a claim to introduce a clause which would limit Visionstream’s ability to use contractors to perform the work ordinarily undertaken by permanent employees. Visionstream agreed to this claim, only to back-flip on the deal six weeks later.
CEPU Communications Division (CWU) National President and NSW/ACT Branch Secretary Shane Murphy said the Union had rejected Visionstream’s Fieldwork EBA offer, explaining the offer created an unfair class divide, attacked job security and represents a pay cut – not a pay rise. “Our members go to work each day, do the best job they can do, and expect to be
As we approach the nominal expiry of your EBA, the Visionstream Pty Ltd Field Work Agreement, in December this year, negotiations for a new Agreement to replace it will commence shortly. IT IS YOUR VIEWS THAT MATTER MOST It is vitally important that you take this opportunity to have your say on this important Agreement that sets your terms
Following considerable lobbying by the CEPU, an exemption may prevent the requirement to vary the Telstra EA as reported previously, here. The Federal Government has performed a major backflip with an amendment to the Building Code 2016 allowing companies to apply to the Australian Building and Construction Commission for an exemption to the Code. This amendment applies from tomorrow, 22 August
The maintenance backlog across Telstra’s 100-year-old copper network has reached crisis point over Christmas and January with no end in sight. “Maintenance and waiting time figures obtained by the CEPU and published today show Telstra’s chronic underinvestment in maintenance and repairs is catching up with them,” said Communication Electrical Plumbing Union (CEPU) NSW/ACT Assistant Secretary Shane Murphy “Over the past
If Foxtel didn’t realise they had a problem with installers before today then they do now!!! The sound of Foxtel installer vans and truck horns echoed around the Macquarie Park area for nearly an hour replicating the anger of the installers for being ignored. Foxtel installers came out in force today holding a protest outside Foxtel’s Macquarie Park head office.
The signing of Definitive Agreements between Telstra, NBN Co and the Commonwealth for the rollout of the National Broadband Network is an historic moment for the Australian telecommunications sector but must be accompanied by training for workers and a guarantee of secure jobs. CEPU divisional secretary Cameron Thiele said the NBN was a massive project which would create employment opportunities