Number 37 23 October 2022
TELSTRA BREAK-UP MOVES
Telstra has advised that the Supreme Court of NSW approved the scheme of arrangement. This was the last approval required by Telstra. Telstra will now file a s 319 application with the Fair Work Commission to have the EBA arrangements approved.
The proposed Connect EBA and the TPG explanation will be circulated to all relevant staff on 24 Oct. Voting will open on 2 Nov and close on 7 Nov. TPG need 50% plus 1 of the relevant employees who vote in order to have a win. So it is important to vote. As we explained earlier, we strongly recommend that you vote, and vote NO.
UNION MEMBERS GET RESULTS
In the 6 weeks since the Fair Work Commission began releasing fortnightly snapshots of Enterprise Bargaining Agreement data, one thing has been very clear -union-backed enterprise agreements have delivered significantly higher wage rises than non-union agreements. (Centre for Future Work Policy)
UNION HISTORY - 40 HOUR WEEK
This year is the75th anniversary since unions in Australia won the first 40 hour week. Our win in 1947 created the very first two-day weekend!
Authorised by Dan Dwyer NSW Secretary, Sue Riley Vic Secretary - CWU Telecommunications & Services Branches.