Number 4 06 February 2022
E000 - ANOTHER POSITIVE TEST
Late Bulletin we reported that since mid December, nearly half the staff at E000 had returned a positive test. Members advise that since the report on Tuesday another staff member who was at work for some hours, also tested positive. The details were provided by Telstra after we threatened to take the matter to the FWC. Telstra offered a visit and I will attend the centre at 363 Oxford St Paddington on Monday at 11am.
E000 WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS
It seems certain that a number of E000 staff caught Covid at work. This is apparent from the number of cases detected in a short time from mid December. We advise any staff member who contacted Covid in this period to lodge a Worker's Compensation claim. If the claim is upheld, then sick leave will be recredited and your salary will be adjusted to Average weekly earnings (includes shift penalties and overtime). Please call me if you wish to discuss a claim.
E000 OUR RESPONSE
Telstra gave us a long response and a table with details of 26 recent positive tests. We responded as follows:
TPG DRAFT EBA RELEASED
TPG has released a draft EBA to the union and a number of employees. We understand that all staff will receive a copy this week. The EBA as it stands is not acceptable. Further it has introduced complexities which leave your conditions vague and ambiguous. No pay rise is guaranteed.
TPG EBA - YOUR SUPPORT NECESSARY
Negotiations will start in a week or two. These will be difficult and the outcome will depend entirely on our bargaining power. We will be arranging a Zoom hook-up this week on Thursday at 6pm. I will send the log in details to all those who register with us. All are welcome. To register, simply send me an email with your private email address.
Authorised by Dan Dwyer NSW Secretary, Sue Riley Vic Secretary - CWU Telecommunications & Services Branches.