14
Jun

Telstra improves Job Family pay offer

The CWU has continued to pursue a fairer pay outcome through further EBA talks with Telstra. As previously advised, Telstra’s pay offer consisted of wage movements of 4% in year one, 3.5% in year two and 3% in year three – guaranteed to be paid in full to Workstream employees, with Job Family employees again having these amounts attributed to a pay pool and

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12
Jun

Telstra Bargaining Update: pay improvements must be guaranteed

Your Union has continued to engage with Telstra through the bargaining process to advance members’ claims for a fair, equitable and meaningful wage rise. Our members’ hard work and dedication to their roles should be recognised and fairly compensated. The cost of living crisis has exacerbated financial strain on working families as wages fail to keep up with rising inflation.

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3
Jun

Telstra EBA2024: Pay Offer

Your CWU bargaining representatives met with Telstra again today, where the company has released its pay offer. The important points for members to note, are: Furthermore, Telstra have committed to providing a draft EBA document which ensures workers will not trade-off any existing conditions. Other than to say that, if secured, this will be the highest wage outcome seen at

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31
May

Telstra EBA2024 Update

Your Union bargaining representatives met with Telstra again this week, and formally submitted the following claims: 1.       Workplace safety and responsibility We are seeking to have important representative or legal compliance roles recognised and remunerated by Telstra. This includes, most importantly, health and safety representatives (HSR), fire wardens and harassment contact officers. These are important roles that create a safer and

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9
May

Telstra Bargaining Update

Your Union bargaining representatives met with Telstra again this week, and formally submitted the following claims: At this meeting, Telstra also provided its response to some of our claims raised and tabled at our last meeting: 1.       Access to RDO/ 9-day fortnight for all employees and accrual of RDOs.   Telstra have not agreed to this claim. Telstra claims doing so would be

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7
Mar

Telstra Bargaining Update – Week 2

Bargaining with Telstra continued this week with two meetings held, during which Telstra proposed changes it described as being geared towards employee flexibility. Telstra have proposed a change to rostering arrangements, which would see a reduction in the minimum engagement period for a shift. Currently, the minimum engagement period is 2 hours for casuals, 4 hours for contact centre employees

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27
Feb

Telstra Group bargaining kicks-off

Bargaining commenced today for new Enterprise Agreements across the Telstra group. Discussions were limited mostly to establishing protocols and a framework for negotiations for the multiple Agreements which will now cover the Telstra Group of companies, including Telstra Purple. In addition however, Telstra did table some key principles which it intends to guide their approach to negotiations. Those being: Although

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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

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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.

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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

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