Late last year we shared the good news that Optus had agreed to sit down with your Union and negotiate a new Enterprise Agreement for Optus Retail employees – your opportunity to put your terms and conditions of employment on equal footing with employees across the rest of the telco. Our organisers have been out and about in Optus stores
At 2pm AEDT, 10 lucky members who clicked through to our survey to update their member records with us were drawn randomly by computer – one member from each occupational group, from each state / territory covered by the CWU Central Branch. Although you may not have won, I want to thank every member who participated in this important campaign.
Following concerns raised by members working at Telstra, the Union held discussions with the manufacturer of the electrical insulation gloves that are issued to members by Telstra, to seek clarity over the application of the Australian Standard Live working – electrical insulation gloves 60903:2022. It was apparent to us that current practices at Telstra weren’t compliant with the Standard. The Union
For far too long, members at Optus Retail have been treated differently to employees across the rest of the telco. Working under a sub-par, non-Union Enterprise Agreement that expired in 2016, so flawed that it failed the Fair Work Commission’s Better Off Overall Test, members were fed up with Optus outright refusing to sit down to negotiate a new Agreement.
Our team has been hard at work integrating our state of the art membership system across all five Central Branch states and territories to assist your Officials in building strength in your workplace. However, we know members often change phone numbers, email addresses, jobs and workplaces and it’s important that this information is kept up to date. That’s where you
The Union has been engaged in ongoing discussions with Telstra regarding members’ reports of wheels on LC70 GXL Toyota Landcruiser vehicles failing sporadically. This is a serious safety matter that may put members, and other road users, at risk. Telstra reports that they are continuing to work with Toyota and other suppliers to understand and address the root cause of
Members would be aware of the software update Australia Post rolled out onto drivers’ scanners earlier this week. This update has been rolled out without consultation. Ironically, van safety checks have been subject to dispute on previous occasions, including where members were expected to carry out pseudo mechanical checks on vans. On that occasion, we were able to drag Australia
Following Ventia’s disgraceful behaviour in notifying 11 employees of redundancy, just 24 hours after notice that a restructure was on the cards, the company has been forced to put the brakes on. Ventia was forced to front up for a conference before Commissioner Bisset yesterday, following an urgent application to the Fair Work Commission by the CWU As a result
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 nbn’s pay and remuneration offer as part of EBA negotiations. With inflation increasing beyond the point of targets and forecasts as early as the second-half of last year, our clear demands to
On 2 November 2022, Ventia announced changes to its network Operations & Assurance / NIFM team, that would result in a reduction of 11 roles. Impacted employees were notified on 3 November and given just one day to; This disgraceful action by Ventia does not even get close to constituting with genuine consultation. The Union appealed for Ventia to extend