News

13
May

Commander EBA Talks

The CEPU Communications Divisional Office has had contact with Commander Management regarding the next round of pay offers. Commander reported a net loss of $244.8 million in the half year to December 2007, reflecting asset write downs of $193 million.  It has shed about a quarter of its staff this year and has sold off several of its business units

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13
May

Telstra excess traveling time

Since the introduction of Telstra’s new computerised pay system, My Activity, there has been some confusing interpretations of the payment of excess travelling time (ETT). Clause 19 of the Telstra General Conditions of Employment Award 2001 secures your entitlement to ETT and in clause 19.3 it states “Payment will not be made for more than five hours in any one

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13
May

Telstra EBA08: Securing our rights at work

Your Union is in final preparation for the commencement of talks with Telstra to negotiate your new EBA. It is important and imperative that Telstra employees attend all meetings held across NSW with CEPU officials and are actively involved in the campaign for a new EBA. The CEPU is currently holding face to face meetings and telephone hookups across the

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13
May

Australia Post’s Future Delivery Design Recruitment Strategy: Video Games, Toys and Showbags

Australia Post has been forced to take drastic steps in an attempt to recruit new Posties in the light of implementation of their Future Delivery Design. At this year’s Sydney Careers Expo, targeted at school students in years 10 and 12 about to enter the workforce or begin their higher educations, Australia Post’s expo stall was somewhat disturbing, but unsurprising.

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13
May

Australia Post’s Sick Worker Management is just that: SICK

Australia Post management are again attempting to override medical certificates to avoid paying sick leave and are employing bully boy tactics to get there way. This time the worker concerned was told 6 months down the track that the 2 days sick leave she applied for in November 2007 had not been approved and that the days would be deducted

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3
May

Power to the people

Premier Morris Iemma today fled from the state Labor conference, just hours before a plan to privatise the state’s power industry was overwhelmingly rejected by party delegates. By a vote of 702 to 107, party delegates, including CEPU delegates, voted overwhelmingly to oppose the sell-off, pushing the Iemma Government into an ongoing conflict with ALP affiliated trade Unions and ALP

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2
May

Managers get legal protection: but you don’t…

The CEPU wants to thank members for their support of the Union’s stand to secure more workplace protection through the introduction of a Common Law Agreement to work alongside any future EBA7 agreement. Australia Post has resisted the Common Law Agreement – claiming that they don’t use these agreements to deal with employment conditions. But that’s just wrong. Australia Post

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9
Apr

Important Union Recommendation: SGF/EMS Public Holiday Dispute

Yesterday (8 April 2008) the Union has learned of Australia Post management issuing a SGF Public Holiday/Overtime Survey form to all employees for completion, who are located at Sydney Gateway Facility, Express Mail Service and Sydney Parcel Facility. Australia Post management made no mention of their intentions of surveying employees at SGF/EMS or SPF during the meeting held with your

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