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CEPU NSW TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SERVICES (T&S) BRANCH

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For 108 Years
The Union Representing
workers in the Telecoms & IT Industries

Level-2, 321 Pitt St
Sydney, 2000
New South Wales Australia

0428 942 878

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Sydney. We are not Parramatta.

CWU T&S NSW - LATEST NEWS

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26 June 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/22
Items this week: BAI win CPI+1% increase. Telstra GAT roster changes disputed. TPG new EBA draft soon. Bathurst exchange has no water.
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19 June 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/21
Items this week: The National Wage Case increases and your pay. Roster changes in Telstra N&IT. Kordia and Visionstream changes. Retail self cleaning.
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12 June 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/20
Aus Post pay rise likely to be 5.1% in September. The ACTU debunks wage rise myths. And a report on asbestos.
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5 June 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/19
We have news on the TPG EBA, Post Authorised Day, Post Newcastle cuts, the Telstra Retail Stores EBA. and the ACTU wages campaign. There is an interesting FWC decision re managers who refuse to do the work of strikers.
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29 May 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/18
This week we celebrated 150 years of the NSW Trades and Labor Council. From the Eight Hour Day to securing leave entitlements and advocating for equal pay, our history is brimming with accomplishments that created better wages, conditions and rights in the workplace. And the ACTU begins 4 campaigns to improve conditions for women.
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22 May 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/17
Labor win the federal election - a win for workers. TPG EBA talks continue and technical and IT staff get a separate EBA. Branch Amalgamation update..
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8 May 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/16
This week we discuss union power and your rights to be represented in disputes. The ACTU calls for a pledge to support labor in the election.
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1 May 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/15
This week: CPI at 5.1% equals a big pay cut. Telstra EBA voted up. SEC Dispute in FWC. Optus redundancies. TPG EBA developments. Workplace safety worsens. Telstra Covid policy change.
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20 Apr 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/14
We urge a vote NO in Telstra EBA, Telstra DB Super confusion.
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13 Apr 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/13
Telstra EBA Information Hook-up
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10 Apr 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/12
We urge a vote NO in Telstra EBA. See items on Telstra EBA, TPG EBA, and E000 work to get harder.
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8 Apr 2022 - TELSTRA EBA


Telstra is rushing our a ballot over Easter and while many are on leave.
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3 Apr 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/11
See items on CPI and wage rises. Telstra CEO - how did he do?
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27 Mar 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/10
The governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Philip Lowe, has warned Australians they are set to take a real pay cut of 1.5% this year because sluggish wages growth won't meet a surge in inflation.
"The inflation rate at the moment is 3.5% and will probably go up to 4.5%, who knows, depending on what happens with oil prices," Lowe told journalists at a Walkley Foundation lunch in Sydney on Tuesday.
See updates on Optus, TPG and Telstra EBA. See our comments re Telstra workers' compensation.
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20 Mar 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/09
This week we cover a number of topics - mostly EBA related. We ask what is a fair pay rise?. We cover EBA negotiations in Telstra, TPG and Broadcast Australia. There is also reports on Telstra Forced Leave and more redundancies.
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9 Mar 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/08
See If you don't get at least a 5% pay rise this year, you'll be going backwards. says Barefoot Investor.. Items on Telstra EBA, Mirait EBA, TPG EBA and Wage Theft. Also on Post Super and Post tech review.
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1 Mar 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/07
Items about the Post Tech Review and the SPF LWG. Short reports on TPG EBA talks, NBN EBA, Optus EBA and BAI EBA. Notes on SE Construction dispute, Post profits, election lies and the NSW Rail dispute.
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20 Feb 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/06
TPG EBA talks begin. Optus EBA - Vote NO. E000 Covid progress stalls. Good news on Superannuation for low paid.
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13 Feb 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/05
BSA class action settled. TPG draft EBA released. Extensive coverage of Covid in E000.
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06 Feb 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/04
We are responding to Telstra's shock advice of positive tests in E000. Management knew of an outbreak. Staff didn't. It smells of a cover-up. And the TPG EBA talks are about to begin.
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02 Feb 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/03
We were shocked to learn that nearly 50% of the E000 Sydney staff have tested positive in the past 2 months. 25 tested positive. Read about it.. Also read about the Mirait EBA, Ventia salaries, Telstra Fone Zone restructure and APSS cost increases.
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23 Jan 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/02
This week: Telstra breakup delayed, and Telstra RAT test policy. Optus EBA not agreed but going to vote. Triple Zero Covid concerns and workers demand safe work and winning
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16 Jan 2022 - BULLETIN 2022/01
Welcome back to the fight. There is a lot in this year so we will appreciate your support again. Here is the news. Updates on EBA negotiations with Optus, TPG and Mirait. Telstra SE Construction Dispute to go to a 4 day hearing in FWC. And the Covid problems continue.
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20 Dec 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/52
Thank you for your support over the year. Unity and action is the only way to defend your conditions. We know that there are many working with you who are not union members. Ask a fellow worker to join you in the campaigns ahead. This last bulletin for 2021 covers my opinion of the Telstra break up transfer proposals, a Telstra pay rise, the Amplitel EBA, and the SE Construction dispute.
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12 Dec 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/51
Reports on EBA negotiations with Telstra, Optus, TPG and Mirait. Optus wants forced leave in EBA. Post Technical Review begins.
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05 Dec 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/50
More on Optus changed Leave policy. We report on EBAs in Optus, Mirait and TPG.. We also note that union HSR's improve safety.
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28 Nov 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/49
We force Optus to change policy on Annual Leave. Optus cannot force you to take annual leave. We report on what to do. We cover the new Telstra employment contracts and explain the need for them. We have a long report on the Telstra EBA negotiations. Items on insecure work, burnout, gender affirmation and retired members' activity.
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21 Nov 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/48
Items on Optus Forced Leave, Postal Tech Review, Postal Tech Weekly Forum, Telstra SEC Dispute and Post Xmas present..
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14 Nov 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/47
Items on Optus EBA, Optus Forced Leave, CPI, Aus Post Pay guarantee, Amplitel.
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7 Nov 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/46
The SE Construction dispute.continues and Optus does not agree to stop pressure to take annual leave. Invitation to Vita Group workers.
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31 Oct 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/45
The SE Construction dispute.continues and Optus does not agree to stop pressure to take annual leave. And the ACTU reports on stolen Superannuation.
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24 Oct 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/44
This week we report on Optus pressing staff to take annual leave. There are items on Covid certificates in Telstra, Mirait EBA progress, and the SE Construction dispute.
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17 Oct 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/43
This week a short note on SW Construction and Mirait EBA. Another privacy issue with Covid. ACTU items on Workchoices and Safe Workplaces.
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10 Oct 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/42
Optus forced leave again. Optus also has a draft Covid policy . SE Construction shifts responses. Mirait EBA talks on again. And our Vic T&S Branch bulletin on Covid.
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3 Oct 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/41
Union Shopper, SE Construction Shifts, Telstra Forced Leave, Optus underpayments, Telstra Retail, Casuals lose
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26 Sep 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/40
Telstra Covid Policy, Telstra Forced Leave and Telstra SE Construction dispute.
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19 Sep 2021 - BULLETIN 2021/39
Telstra jabs. Telstra T25, Telstra and Optus Forced Leave.
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22 Nov 18 - ISGM TANDEM - AUS FINANCIAL REVIEW
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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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).

Our database site provides extensive details about your industry and your conditions.We are working to cover every employer.We welcome feedback, stories and photos.

Dan Dwyer NSW T&S Branch Secretary
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