4
Nov

Audit uncovers $3.58 million in superannuation underpayments at Telstra

Telstra has announced the findings of an external audit conducted into the payment of wages and superannuation of employees between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2022. The good news is that the audit did not uncover any underpayments of wages or large-scale deficiencies. It has however uncovered that in a few specific circumstances, superannuation payments were not made, where

Read more

7
Oct

$1000 BONUS FOR TELSTRA EA WORKERS: SECURED

As members are aware, despite significant improvements being won by the Union through the bargaining process, we could not overlook what we saw as overwhelming shortcomings associated with Telstra’s pay and remuneration offer as part of EA negotiations earlier this year. Consequently, when the Agreements were formally offered to employees by ballot, the Union did not endorse the offer and

Read more

6
Apr

TELSTRA EA OFFER TO PROCEED TO EMPLOYEE VOTE

The Union has continued to engage in bargaining with Telstra whilst entering into a consultation process with members over Telstra’s latest offer. In brief, Telstra’s proposal currently contains the following: A rollover of all existing terms and conditions. Clause 47 remains and will protect all existing conditions, for life, following a transfer of business to one of the planned subsidiaries.

Read more

16
Mar

Telstra EA offer: we want to hear from members

The Union continues to engage in bargaining with Telstra for a new Enterprise Agreement, with the telco today providing its first complete proposal. The EA is being proposed to be split across four Agreements for each separate planned Telstra Group entity. Although Agreements for each subsidiary may be structured differently and contain different terminology, each EA will roll over all

Read more

15
Dec

Telstra to bring forward 0.5% interim wage increase component

Earlier this year we wrote to you following Telstra’s decision to pay an interim pay rise to employees. This interim wage rise totalled 1.5% to Workstream employees, and provided a guaranteed pay pool of 1.5% to Job Family, from October 1. An additional 0.5% was to follow as an overall flat increase to all Band 2 to 4 employees once

Read more

19
Nov

Important: Transition to Telstra’s new legal structure

Members would have received information from Telstra yesterday regarding their progression to a new legal structure. Most members employed by Telstra today will be impacted by the restructure and will be required to enter in to a new contract of employment with their new employing entity. There are some important dates for members to be aware of, those are: Next

Read more

12
Oct

CEPU statement on Telstra mandatory vaccination policy

Telstra have confirmed that the company intends to proceed with implementing its mandatory vaccination policy. Nevertheless, the consultation process with your Union has resulted  in a shift of Telstra’s original position, in the case of timing, where the deadlines have been extended outside of NSW and Victoria, genuine medical exemptions and third-party access to Telstra facilities – to a degree.

Read more

6
Sep

Telstra seeks to mandate vaccination

Telstra has notified the Union of its intentions to seek to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for parts of their workforce, including those where: You frequently interact with customers and other members of the public; You are required to work in high-risk locations with vulnerable persons or in locations that might lead to COVID-19 outbreaks if infected people come into contact with

Read more

19
Aug

Telstra to pay interim wage rise

Ahead of Telstra’s annual remuneration review, and in recognition of the anniversary of the last annual wage rise under the current EBA, Telstra is proposing to pay interim wage rises to employees whilst negotiations for a new Agreement continues. Telstra have proposed to increase Workstream wages by 1.5% and provide a guaranteed pay pool of 1.5% for Job Family from

Read more

6
Jul

No changes to defined benefit super in Telstra restructure

In welcomed news, Telstra has today announced that all current defined benefit superannuation members will remain eligible following implementation of Telstra’s planned new corporate structure later this year. Telstra flagged the possibility of transferring employees to subsidiaries during the last round of bargaining and members engaged in coordinated industrial action around the country to strengthen protections for pay and conditions

Read more