CWU T&S WEEKLY BULLETIN NO 2020 /
21 June 2020
TELSTRA PAY RISES
On commencement of the EBA this week, Wages will increase and will be back paid. The EBA provides:
1 October 2019 - An increase of 0.3%, (in addition to the 1.5% pay pool already allocated)
1 October 2020 - An overall pay pool of 2%
Job Family Employees - see Appendix A, Workstream Employees - see Appendix B
Overtime and penalties will need to be adjusted
TELSTRA EBA - FROM TELSTRA
Telstra issued an email describing the effect of the certification of the EBA. It began:
We're pleased to advise that the FWC . approved our new Telstra Enterprise Agreement 2019-2021 which means it passed the FWC's `better off overall test' (BOOT). This reinforces that we met our objective to deliver an agreement that's fair and delivers on the needs of our customers, shareholders, and importantly, our people.
It took six months for Telstra to convince the FWC that it passes the BOOT test. See the undertakings in the last Bulletin.
Telstra EBA19 Email.
Telstra EBA19 Undertakings
TELSTRA ON LSL
Note this clause from the EBA Email:
To recap, the EA will also lock in a range guaranteed benefits including:
A guarantee that you'll only be required to take the additional 9 days accruing each year if you have more than 90 days long service leave - and the flexibility to take it at a time that suits you and the needs of your team.
The matter could not be resolved in conciliation. We will write to Post seeking to skip mediation and proceeding directly to arbitration. If Post refuse, we will be referring the matter for immediate mediation.
Post have a restructure under way at Canberra Mail Centre, planning to reduce technical staff by one. The new structure will have different shifts and coverage. We have objected to the classifications proposed for shift staff and team leader.
SUPPORT FOR UNIONS AT HISTORIC HIGH: ESSENTIAL POLL
A new poll has revealed that for the first time since the series began in 2012, half of all Australians believe Australian workers would be better off with stronger unions. A further 3 out of 4 Australians believe unions provide essential services to ensure members are paid properly, have a safe working environment and provide a strong collective voice. The ACTU welcomed the results, saying they are a reflection of the crucial role unions have played during the pandemic, and the important role unions play giving workers a voice.
MINIMUM WAGE CASE - 1.75% INCREASE
Minimum wage and award-dependent workers will receive a 1.75 per cent pay rise, raising the base-line rate to $39,167.60 per year or $19.84 per hour. This year's judgement is a bit different with different industries getting the increase at different times. Some industries are getting an increase on 1 Jul 20, some on 1 Nov 20 and some on 1 Feb 21. The Telecommunications, Telstra and Post Awards will be varied on 1 Nov 20.
USEFUL QUICK LINKS
We provide these quick links so that you can quickly review previous important articles:
Forced ARL and LSL
Telstra EBA Notes
Telstra EBA19 Undertakings
0428 942 878 firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Dwyer Secretary/Lawyer - for industrial matters & advice
0447 365 433 email@example.com Administrative eg payments, applications, change of details
Authorised by Dan Dwyer Branch Secretary
CWU Telecommunications & Services Branch, Sydney City, NSW.