28
May

Nominations called for AUR and Alternate AUR at Sydney Transport Workshops

The CEPU State office is calling for nominations from interested members so that the following important positions may be filled. Nominations are hereby called for: – One (1) Authorised Union Representative (AUR) – One (1) Alternate Authorised Union Representative (Alt AUR) Nominations open on Thursday 30 April 2008 and close at 12:00pm, Friday 9 May 2008. A blank nomination form

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28
May

ACT & Region sub-branch reinvigorated

Thanks for the interest and dedication of CEPU members in the region, the CEPU is proud to notify members of the re-invigoration of the ACT and Region sub branch. This re-invigoration was only possible with the interest and dedication of CEPU members in the region. The CEPU is proud to announce the election of the following Sub Branch officials: Mark

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28
May

Subbies news update

The Telecommunications Sub-Contractors Association (TSCA) is administered by the CEPU Meeting with Minister for Small Business By doing what we have done we have proven that the ACCC processes are next to useless for the delivery of justice to the subbies. Basically the big companies get away with their price fixing and monopoly practices, and the subbies continue to get

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28
May

Telstra workers fall victim to cowardly acts of thuggery on the job

Two Telstra workers were recently severely assaulted on the job while carrying out late-night maintenance If it wasn’t bad enough that Telstra staff are under the pressure of unreasonable workloads and scrutiny due to Telstra’s bad management decisions, the CEPU now fears that Telstra staff are now also disturbingly unsafe at work when carrying out their duties during the late

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28
May

An opportunity for a brighter future at Telstra

Negotiations for a new CEPU Telstra EBA08 commenced on Thursday 15 May. These negotiations come at a critical time for the telecommunications industry. Proposals for the National Broadband Network are due by July 25. If successful in its bid, Telstra and its skilled employees could play a critical role in our nation’s future economic competitiveness, and this will provide for

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20
May

Upcoming Sydney metro Telstra EBA info briefings

The CEPU is holding important information meetings across Australia on the Telstra CEPU EBA08 Campaign. Please see below for upcoming information meetings in your area. The previously advertised meeting time of 6:30pm for Wednesday 21 May at St Marys Band Club has changed to 6:00pm.   PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Date Time Location Monday 19 May 2008 6:30pm Arncliffe RSL Club

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14
May

Back in the gate: 10 years on! MUA here to stay family fun day

The Sydney Branch of the MUA invites all it’s CEPU friends and comrades and their families who assisted on the picket lines to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the return to work of Patrick workers with a free family carnival day with rides, activities, live music and food. Above: Branch Secretary Jim Metcher with then Branch Official, Ed Husic,

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13
May

Budget is a good step towards undoing the damage of WorkChoices

The 2008 Federal Budget is a good step towards undoing the damage of Work Choices and relieving the pressure on working Australians and their families.ACTU President Sharan Burrow said: “This Budget signals a clear break with the past and an end to the waste for the well-off and lazy neglect that marked the previous Liberal Government’s management of the Australian

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13
May

CEPU highlights skills shortage

The CEPU has told an inquiry into Australian regional and rural telecommunications services that skill shortages are contributing to network problems in these areas. Branch Organiser Shane Murphy, who reported to the inquiry on behalf of the Union, has also warned that without greater investment in training and in quality jobs, the telecommunications industry will not be able to deliver

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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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