CWU T&S WEEKLY BULLETIN NO 2021 /
21 Mar 2021
LIBERAL WORKCHOICES LAWS MOSTLY DEFEATED FOR NOW
Thank you to those who joined the campaign. It was a success. The ACTU said:
Forced to gut IR Bill, Morrison attacks casuals, green lights wage theft: Working people have successfully campaigned to stop many of the worst aspects of the Morrison Government's IR Omnibus Bill, including changes to Greenfields agreements, bargaining and the basic rights of part-time workers.
Of the 5 elements of the IR Omnibus Bill, only one was passed. Faced with a lack of support for the Bill, the Morrison Government has focussed on entrenching insecure work and removed the only aspect of the Bill which was agreed to by unions and employers, laws aimed at reducing wage theft.
The Government's refusal to support mutually agreed action to prevent wage theft while forcing through greater exploitation of casual employees is shameful and reveals the true intentions of the Government.
As a CWU member, you are a member of Union Shopper.
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What can I buy through Union Shopper? Whilst we are best-known for our electrical shopping service, that's not all we do. Motor vehicles, rental cars, cameras, computers, travel, accommodation, entertainment, wine, gift cards, jewellery, insurance and health products are just some of the categories we cover.
How do I use Union Shopper? Depending on what you want to purchase, we'll either do the leg work and come back with the best price we can find, or we'll give you the details of our preferred suppliers. Simply go to the Products & Services section to find specific information on the product or service you are interested in.
MIRAIT EBA NEGOTIATIONS
We issued a Bulletin this week with a summary of the position.
See Mirait EBA Bulletin No 2.
We commenced negotiations for a new EBA on 18 February 2021.
Daniel Harpley (Mirait Tech) and Dan Dwyer (Your T&S Branch Secretary and Union Lawyer) are representing members.
We have met on 5 occasions now. We have all the proposed changes to the current EBA that Mirait is seeking.
Following a meeting of members on Saturday this week, we propose to respond next week.
POST SHIFT SWAPS - SUMMARY OF POSITION
Employees are not required to provide any reason for the request.
Where a request is not approved the employee will be advised in writing including the reasons.
It is recognised that the manager cannot act unreasonably
This matter is to return to the Fair Work Commission this Tuesday.
See the full summary
Authorised by Dan Dwyer Branch Secretary
CWU Telecommunications & Services Branch, Sydney City, NSW.