26
Apr

Post executives: celebrating 200 years with a $2.5million cash bonus bill

Last financial year, Australia Post Managing Director Graeme John and his six Executive ‘bodyguards’ took home more than $2.5million in cash bonuses. This was in addition to combined base salaries of more than $4.2million and combined total remuneration at a whopping $8.1million. Australia Post employees have heard over and over again of the impact, particularly on mail volumes, the global financial crisis

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25
Apr

The head may have changed but the HR body is still the same

When you read today’s announcement about Telstra’s planned approach to negotiate with employees over a new enterprise agreement, nothing could better demonstrate that little’s changed at Telstra. Here’s what they sent us Sure, the CEO’s changed – but today shows that the mindset remains the same. In a self-gratifying gesture, Telstra pauses for applause over their announcement to obey the

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22
Apr

Disputes double in number and cost

As you know, the Union took a stand last year to protect a range of job security conditions that existed in EBA6 – and which Australia Post tried to block from being carried over to EBA7. Clauses dealing with the use of casuals and agency staff, contacting out, franchising were all set to disappear from your next enterprise agreement –

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22
Apr

CEPU members stand up for a better EA offer at Telstra

Since the decision by CEPU to intensify the industrial action CEPU members have jumped into action. Here is a quick report on what has occurred – you can download a PDF of all this here: Next Generation Network members have taken further action walking out for two days in the week before Easter, and two days the week after Easter.

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20
Apr

The Age: Posties seeing red over forced leave

Published in The Age 20 April 2009 Story by Scott Rochfort A BATTLE is brewing between Australia Post’s top brass and its army of 35,000 postal workers amid union accusations the government-owned enterprise is preparing to force staff to take unpaid leave.The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) has warned it is considering industrial action amid signs the postal carrier

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14
Apr

Media Release: Telstra job cuts – a threat to NBN plans

The major Union in Telstra has warned that the corporation’s continued push to cut jobs threatens the local telco industry’s ability to be part of Federal Government plans to rollout its new National Broadband Network. The Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union’s National President Ed Husic said in The Australian today that in the last few weeks Telstra has flagged nearly

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7
Apr

Media Release: Telstra slashes regional NSW jobs

Almost 100 Telstra technician jobs will be slashed across regional NSW, fueling union fears for the future of reliable communication services in the region.     Last week Telstra, regional Australia’s biggest communications provider, issued about 92 termination notices to technicians working in communities across NSW and the ACT.  The Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union, representing Telstra technicians, said the move was

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7
Apr

Media Release: Telstra ‘bagging out’ local communities

The quality of Telstra’s service has yet again come under fire with revelations that live copper wiring has been left dangerously exposed because of poor maintenance efforts. Where local cross connection cabinets in areas around the Sydney CBD and Parramatta have been damaged, Telstra has poorly repaired them with plastic bags, leaving cables exposed near schools and businesses. “Each of

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7
Apr

Media Release: NBN announcement offers way forward for collaboration

The major union within Telstra – Communications Electrical Plumbing Union (CEPU) – says today’s Federal Government announcement on the NBN brings greater certainty to the direction of the project – and offers an important lifeline to Telstra. “While we still want to review the details underpinning the announcement, there’s no doubt today represents a milestone for telecommunication users and the

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23
Mar

Union secures indemnity win for NSW/ACT motorcycle posties

The Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) has issued orders late today for all Postal Delivery Officers who perform outdoor delivery duties by motorcycle in NSW and the ACT to; Complete the Motor Cycle Daily Pre-Ride Inspection in the customary manner. Complete the Motor Cycle Daily Pre-Ride Inspection Checklist for the purpose of recording the Postal Delivery Officers daily finding and

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