Number 05 19 February 2023
TELSTRA END OF DAY FOR FIELD STAFF
Following our item last week we received several inquiries. See the Bulletin item at Bulletin 4
END OF DAY QUESTION
Q. - My hours are 8am to 3.50pm. Start time is 8am but we are required to login at 7.30 and start to travel to our job. The time spent between 730 and 8.00 is unpaid. If our 1st job is within 30min of our start location we are expected to be onsite by 8.00.
OPTICAL FIBRE/BROADBAND CLASSIFICATIONS
Following many attempts to get Telstra to upgrade some Optical Fibre members who have been assigned higher levels of work, we have filed an application in the Court. The application alleges underpayment to our member and seeks payment at CFW7 level, well up from his current CFW4 level. We also seek backpay, interest and penalties. The case will take some time and will begin with mediation. Note that when a matter is settled along the way, it is usually a confidential settlement, and we cannot report any specific outcome.
Chaos still prevails at SPF and it now appears to be infecting SWLF and satellite sites. We wrote to Post seeking a meeting to see if any rational plan now exists. Post responded as follows: (We are now seeking an urgent meeting).
HEAT AT KEMPS CREEK
We sought monitoring of temperature at Kemps Creek. Post has responded and we will follow up:
We met with Telstra to clarify the redundancies announced last week. There are none in the Broadband/Optical Fibre area. Telstra will keep 38 staff to work on dark fibre etc whilst the rest will transfer to Telstra Limited. The redundancies arise in the Retail area.
Authorised by Dan Dwyer NSW Secretary, Sue Riley Vic Secretary - CWU Telecommunications & Services Branches.