Number 12 10 April 2022
VOTE NO TO TELSTRA EBA
Our Branch Committee of Management took the following decision:
WHY VOTE NO?
Telstra needs the EBAs in place so that they can proceed with the break-up of Telstra. A NO vote will give us bargaining power again. We will not need bans or other selective industrial action in the first instance. Your pay increase is not due for another 6 months. The March quarter CPI is due later this month. And we may have a new Government. Spread the word.
E000 WORKERS BEING TARGETTED BY TELSTRA
In a late developement, our negotiators advised that Telstra was seeking to alter the breaks of E000 workers.
Telstra is already deferring breaks (despite the EBA) and this is just to make it legal.
We were disgusted to learn of this and we had no time to respond before Telstra packed up and ran to a vote.
The new clause states:
TELSTRA RUSH TO EBA VOTE
Telstra's lack of sincerity in its dealings with you was demonstrated again last week. At the negotiations last week, Telstra said they were going to cut and run. Telstra is going to a ballot immediately.
The Access Period where you can read the EBA and be briefed is 7-13 April
TPG EBA MEETING DELAYED
TPG has proposed that the next meeting of the bargaining teams be held on Tuesday 26 April. TPG has responded to a number of questions raised by the members of the teams and our Union.
Authorised by Dan Dwyer NSW Secretary, Sue Riley Vic Secretary - CWU Telecommunications & Services Branches.