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For 105 Years
The Union Representing
workers in the Telecommunications
& IT Industries

Suite-1B, Level-1
57-59 Renwick Street
Leichhardt, 2040
New South Wales Australia

0428 942 878

Sydney. We are not Parramatta.





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Telstra Protected Industrial Action extended.

19 Mar 2019 - BULLETIN 2019/08
Telstra Protected Industrial Action extended, BAI Redundancies, Optus Satellite classifications questioned, and a class action against BSA being considered.
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25 Feb 2019
Members approve industrial action by a large majority. Industrial action to begin shortly.

20 Feb 2019 - BULLETIN 2019/07
Redundancy for contractors, Optus Satellite classifications questioned, Post shift swap again, Telstra exchanges and Katter attacks Telstra.
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17 Feb 2019 - BULLETIN 2019/06
BAI restructure news, the redundancy rumours in Telstra clarified, Post shift swap problems, and Telstra annual leave issues.
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10 Feb 2019 - BULLETIN 2019/05
Telstra ballot - we need you to vote - Post SPF shift swaps and rosters. More Telstra redundancies.
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26 Jan 2019 - BULLETIN 2019/03
Telstra ballot - we need you to vote - Post SPF shift swaps and rosters. More Telstra redundancies.
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18 Jan 2019 - BULLETIN 2019/02
Telstra industrial action ballot opens. Post SPF dispute escalates. Dirty exchanges again, Telstra agrees to clean up.
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12 Jan 2019 - BULLETIN 2019/01
A big year ahead with EBAs and Elections. Telstra Xmas Shut-Down opposed.
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21 Dec 2018 - BULLETIN 135
Telstra LSL issues temporarily resolved (hopefully). Post practices at SWLF criticised.
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THE FINAL WORD FOR 2018 Our Branch has changed. We trust you enjoy the Bulletins. We have a Telstra EBA fight next year. We look forward to an active 2019. We also need your continued support and an influx of new members to improve your bargaining power. Merry Xmas and all the best in 2019.

15 Dec 2018 - BULLETIN 134
The Telstra PAB ballot will now open on 21 January 2019. Remember this is not about another 1.5% - its about 12% over 3 years, not 4.5% as offered.
We need to maximize our bargaining power to get a Fair EBA. Make sure that your workmates have been asked to join our Branch. They need to be a member to join the fight. Give them a copy of the weekly Bulletin. Let's add them to our complimentary Bulletin list. Tell them: We need your vote and we need your support to get a better EBA.
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8 Dec 2018 - BULLETIN 133
Industrial action backflip by the Divisional Office - ballot cancelled. More on a Protected Action Ballot.
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30 Nov 2018 - BULLETIN 132
Telstra EBA offer rejected. You can say NO to taking Long Service Leave. More on Tandem class action. Working interstate issue.
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by David Marin-Guzman. A Telstra and Foxtel contractor ... is facing a $400 million class action for allegedly underpaying thousands of technicians through sham contracts.
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24 Sep 2018 - BULLETIN 125
Do Not Sign the new annual performance plan - get legal advice from us on 02 9281 2811. We have received a number of complaints re the new Telstra Annual Performance Plan. This new Plan goes beyond the normal performance measures and effectively varies your employment contract with Telstra. Some of the matters contradict the current EBA. More....Click here for the full latest Bulletin

Wed 15 Aug 2018 - BULLETIN 124
Nobody would have missed the news that the NO vote exceeded 81%. It demonstrates once again that collective action can improve matters. The Unions will now recommence negotiations with Telstra seeking a larger pay rise, deletion of the clauses that threaten Redundancy benefits, more "policy" (not rights) for Job Family members and improvements as set out in our log of claims. Negotiations will recommence on Thursday, 16 August. See also Telstra LSL and ARL item More...
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Welcome to our NSW T&S Branch

The Communication Workers Union CWU is a division of the Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union CEPU. The CWU T&S NSW Branch represents all workers in Telstra, Optus, Private Telecoms and Aus Post (Technical).

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Dan Dwyer NSW T&S Branch Secretary
Contact me on dan.dwyer@cwunion.net