CWU T&S WEEKLY BULLETIN NO 2019/
10 FEB 2019
VIP - CONTACTING US - NEW PHONE NUMBER
Please note the following changes as we simplify our phone numbers
0428 942 878
Dan Dwyer Secretary/Lawyer - for industrial matters & advice
02 9281 2811
Administrative eg payments, applications, change of details
HAVE YOU VOTED?
You may be contacted by members of our Committee of Management and other activists encouraging you to return your ballot paper with a YES vote. Or you can help us and email (by reply or to firstname.lastname@example.org ) with one word "voted".
We are meeting with BAI on Monday 11 Feb to discuss what we understand is a restructure of the organisation. We will send a report to BAI members after the meeting - assuming that we have significant news.
DIRTY EXCHANGES - OUR RESPONSE TO TELSTRA
Following our first complaint and the Telstra response, we wrote again to Telstra stating:
We are surprised that Telstra "paused" their cleaning contracts over Xmas. The staff (and contractors who also access the exchanges) are expected to work and cleaning is required. We note that this was wider than Sydney and included Newcastle. We are even surprised that you would effectively stand down the supported workforce (who are on reduced salaries) at Xmas. This must be particularly hurtful to the supported workers to be stood down at Xmas. We seek an undertaking that you will consult us if a future "pause" is planned. We can advise now that for health and safety reasons, we will advise members to "pause" work till cleaning has been undertaken.
We are still awaiting certification of the agreement voted up last year. We will advise.
PARCEL FACILITY ISSUES GROW
Post has reneged on its agreement to respond to the shift swap issue last week. Post are suggesting a meeting in a few weeks. In these circumstances we intend to meet with members this week to discuss our response.
Authorised by Dan Dwyer Branch Secretary
CWU Telecommunications & Services Branch, Leichhardt, NSW.