Number 29 7 August 2022
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT - GLENN FALLS
Our Committee of Management is proceeding with the steps to amalgamate our Branch with the Vic Branch. We are now awaiting approval of the rule changes by the Fair work Commission. Our Branch officials will continue to work from New South Wales.
NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE
We advise that the Branch Committee of Management has determined to increase our membership fees. See below.
NEW MEMBERSHIP FEES
Fees are determined by your salary: For example, if your base salary is between 70,000 and 85,000 then your annual fee is $665.
Annual Salary Range Applicable A $ 665.00 $ 85,000 and above B $ 605.00 $ 70,000 $ 85,000 C $ 480.00 $ 50,000 $ 70,000 D $ 240.00 less than $ 50,000
TELSTRA SEC DISPUTE - FWC DECISION
We still await the decision.
POST HUNTER REDUNDANCIES
Post has confirmed that they intend to reduce the technical staff from 6 to 3, and reduce roster coverage. They propose a staff of 3 x PTO4 reporting to SWLF (somehow). The shift changes result in significant income cuts. We have advised Post that a dispute exists and that we will proceed via the dispute procedure in the EBA.
TELSTRA GAT DISPUTE
The rosters and arrangements proposed by Telstra for the GAT team are disputed. We have advised the one up manager that we seek a step 1 meeting as we move through the dispute resolution in the EBA.
TPG advised that they are finalising the drafting of the Agreement and will provide it to staff formally in mid August. The Committee members are seeking further discussions as a number of issues were not resolved. No date has been set for a further meeting.
Authorised by Dan Dwyer NSW Secretary, Sue Riley Vic Secretary - CWU Telecommunications & Services Branches.