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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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