CWU T&S WEEKLY BULLETIN NO 2019 /
4 JULY 2019
Telstra members are advised of a scheduled "Zoom" conference tonight to report on the EBA Bargaining meeting. At the delayed bargaining meeting, Telstra apparently will respond to the SBU pay offer, as well as other items that have not been agreed. These have been raised in the previous meeting held on the 12 of June. Items include clauses proposed by Telstra for Long Service Leave (not agreed), Parental Leave (basically agreed), Casual Conversion (work to do), and items proposed by the SBU relating to Labour hire restriction (not agreed), and Redundancy time lines for volunteers (not agreed).
TELSTRA EBA HOOK-UPS
Next Meeting TONIGHT Thursday 4 July 7.15pm to 8.00pm. The meeting is hosted by John Ellery who is a member of the negotiating Committee. There are several ways to join our EBA hook-up. You can prepare by downloading the free "ZOOM" cloud meetings app from you App Store to your phone or computer. The options are:
+ Simply dial in: 02 8015 2088 and enter the Meeting ID 955484758# (no password, enter #)
+ Use your phone app: and enter the Meeting ID 955484758 (no password)
+ Click this link: https://zoom.us/j/955484758 and enter the Meeting ID 955484758 (no password)
VISIONSTREAM FWC DISPUTE CONCLUDES
Following our conference involving the FWC regarding Visionstream's current job cutting campaign, the Union and the company met to discuss our concerns around the current process - particularly around their external recruitment programs and redeployment opportunities available for members who wish to maintain employment with the company. We secured a number of outcomes including: + Undertakings not to introduce external applicants into the candidacy pool for vacancies until the redeployment process with affected members has been exhausted + Undertakings to keep the Union updated about the progress of interviews for impacted members who are seeking redeployment + Former Silcar employees who are successfully redeployed will continue to have their conditions subject to the Silcar Schedule in the current fieldwork EBA. Any member who may be experiencing any difficulty should contact us.
We are meeting with Optus at Belrose this Friday to discuss several matters of concern to members.
The unofficial position is that the incumbents have retained their jobs. More next Bulletin.
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
0428 942 878
Administrative eg payments, applications, change of details
Authorised by Dan Dwyer Branch Secretary
CWU Telecommunications & Services Branch, Leichhardt, NSW.