News

24
May

‘Disgraceful’ Telstra in pure cost cutting exercise at expense of employee livelihoods

Following Telstra’s appalling surprise job cuts announcement on Tuesday morning, the CWU has demanded for Telstra to commence meaningful consultation in an effort to examine ways to minimise the impact on employee livelihoods. At a time when most can least afford it, Telstra has placed its employees’ families ability to meet their financial obligations in the firing line as a

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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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3
May

Australia Post EBA11: RRR LOCKED IN!

Since we last wrote to you, Australia Post has taken some time to work through the substantial log of claims submitted on behalf of CWU members for this round of bargaining for a new EBA11. In case you missed it, you can download a copy of those claims by clicking here. Whilst this process continues, Australia Post has provided a preliminary

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3
Apr

EBA11: Your claims

As previously advised, due to the short week leading into the Easter weekend, Australia Post and the Union agreed to forego formal bargaining meetings in order to allow Australia Post to begin costing our preliminary claims, and to allow us to finalise your log of claims. We received an overwhelming response to our member survey. Those important views, shared by

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2
Apr

NBN Co field engineers: take-home pay at serious risk

As members may be aware, NBN Co is proposing a significant change to the way their Field Engineers (FE) are employed as the national wholesaler moves away from the construction phase, and into a network maintenance phase. The changes, if they proceed, would effectively terminate all FE employment contracts, re-engaging individuals under the current enterprise agreement. NBN Co say the

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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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7
Mar

Bargaining commences with Australia Post

Bargaining for EBA11 has now commenced between Australia Post and your Union, with meetings being held over Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. These two meetings focussed on talking through the process and setting protocols around the way we bargain, Australia Post’s operational challenges and their forecasted financial outlook. We also touched on a number of issues we as a

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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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6
Dec

CWU posties secure improved services and job security as Federal Government announces significant reform

The CWU is today welcoming the collaboration that has led to the development of a new way of working at Australia Post which will improve postal delivery services to our communities, whilst securing our posties’ jobs into the future. CWU delivery members have been significantly involved in developing this new model, which allows posties to meet their changing day-to-day workloads

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29
Nov

An update on the delivery model trials

Your Officials have been working closely with members across delivery model trial sites to ensure it continues to evolve to prioritise members’ safety and to protect quality, permanent full-time jobs whilst delivering an improved experience to the public. Together, we stopped the postal pandemic and shut down Australia Post’s shambolic ‘ADM’. Since then, we have been engaging in genuine consultation

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