19
Mar

Minister and Senior Union officers to inspect Australia Post operations

The Hon. Senator Stephen Conroy, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy will be inspecting Australia Post operations with Senior CEPU Officers this coming Tuesday 24 March 2009, in his capacity as the Minister responsible for Australia Post. These inspections will provide an opportunity for the Minister to be familiarised

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16
Mar

Cash for Compo goes public: victims meet Communications minister

Victims of Australia Post’s ‘Cash for Compo’ policy that rewards executives who slash workers’ compensation entitlements, traveled to Canberra today with their Union to tell the Federal Government an urgent inquiry into Australia Post is needed. They said the campaign was needed as Australia Post executives continue pocketing bonuses for cutting workers compensation entitlements. The lucrative bonuses had led to

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10
Mar

Liberals remain wedded to WorkChoices

The decision by the Coalition today to oppose the Rudd Government’s proposed new industrial relations laws and seek substantial amendments shows that the Liberal and National Parties remain wedded to WorkChoices says the ACTU. “People are worried about their own jobs and those of their family in the current downturn,” said ACTU President Sharan Burrow. “They want the security of

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26
Feb

Media Release: Union happy to see Sol go

The Communications Union (CEPU) has elevated hopes of fairer working conditions for Telstra employees upon the announcement of Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo’s imminent departure from the company. CEPU spokesperson BJ Jafari said, “This could not come at a better time, when Telstra is employing anti-worker tactics to deny their workforce certainty with a new fair wage and conditions agreement” “We

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19
Feb

New IR laws need to go further: Ed Husic

CEPU National President and CEPU Communications Division Secretary, Ed Husic today appeared before the Senate Inquiry into the Rudd Government’s Fair Work Bill today on behalf of CEPU members. Mr Husic, in his appearance before the Inquiry, urged the Committee to consider the CEPU’s proposals on strengthening the Bill in some aspects, but welcomed other areas of improvement as against

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16
Feb

Telstra now champions human rights

Today’s edition of The Australian contains a piece that will make you double take so hard you’ll hear your neck click. The article is titled: “Telstra attacks human rights record”. It quotes from a Telstra submission to a national human rights inquiry. Its comments were so strident that even the Chair of the Panel, Father Brennan was quoted as saying:

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13
Feb

Passage of economic stimulus good for jobs and working Australians

The passage of the $42 billion economic stimulus package through Parliament is good for jobs and good for working Australians. ACTU President Sharan Burrow said the package was urgently needed to boost demand and confidence in our economy and is strongly supported by workers, business and mainstream economists. “As a nation, we must do everything we can to save jobs

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11
Feb

Union bushfire emergency response

The Australian Council of Trade Unions has expressed its sadness and condolences at the devastation caused by the weekend fires in Victoria, including the tragic loss of more than 170 lives. Several Union members have lost their homes and many thousands are affected. Unions have pledged $250,000 and are asking other Union members and supporters to donate to the Red

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11
Feb

ECA no way – Union EBA today

As part of the ongoing campaign for a fair, transparent Union EBA, Telstra workers held a series of community events and protests on Monday 9 February. Industrial action occurred and was well adhered to by the membership across Australia, with the exception of Victoria, where Union members elected to defer their planned stoppages due to the worsening bushfire tragedy. CEPU

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6
Feb

Media Release: Five-day industrial action as Telstra plays dirty

Telstra customers are advised that services are likely to be potentially disrupted from the weekend onwards as Telstra workers take part in five days of rolling stoppages, the Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) announced today. Protests will be held in Sydney and Melbourne on Monday, marking a further escalation of industrial action against Telstra over its refusal to negotiate

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