Number 30 20 August 2023
ESTA TO APPEAL DECISION
ESTA has advised us that they intend to appeal the recent decision where the Court found that ESTA must pay Trainers the Mentoring Allowance. The appeal will take some months in the Federal Court. ESTA will need to convince the Appeal Court that the original decision was wrongly decided.
FIRST NATIONS SURVEY
The Divisional Office is seeking information from First Nations members in the telecommunications industry. The type of information/answers to questions we are seeking are as follows:
PERSONAL AND CARERS LEAVE - NOTICE
No specific requirement re method of notice is specified. Therefore reasonable means will suffice - a phone call is the most obvious.
The National Employment standards set out the notice requirements. Section 48 states:
OPTUS MINIMUM SALARIES - UP 7%
Here are the minimum rates that must be paid by Optus for each level. The increase of 7% is in line with CPI ending March each year. Check that your salary exceeds these minimum levels.
Date 30 Mar 22 01 Jul 22 01 Jul 23 14 $103,639.00 $108,924.59 $116,549.31 13 $ 89,818.00 $ 94,398.72 $101,006.63 12 $ 80,776.00 $ 84,895.58 $ 90,838.27 11 $ 69,775.00 $ 73,333.53 $ 78,466.87 10 $ 60,301.00 $ 63,376.35 $ 67,812.70 9 $ 55,123.00 $ 57,934.27 $ 61,989.67 8 $ 59,983.00 $ 53,583.13 $ 57,333.95 7 $ 45,590.00 $ 47,915.09 $ 51,269.15 6 $ 41,069.00 $ 43,163.52 $ 46,184.97
OPTUS SALARIES - EBA CLAUSE
7.3 Optus Remuneration Management
The AEC has advised the outcome of the recent elections which was uncontested. Our new Officials from 1 August 23 were as follows. Sue Riley has resigned from her positions but is still a full time employee of our Branch. Dan Dwyer is now acting as Branch Secretary pending a new election.
Branch President WELBOURN Kelvin Branch Secretary RILEY Sue Branch Assistant Secretary DWYER Dan Branch Vice President Technical FALLS Glenn Branch Vice President Operator - BCOM Member 01 - Technical Industry Section DE SOYZA Keith BCOM Member 02 - Technical Industry Section DUBOIS Pierre BCOM Member 03 - Technical Industry Section ELLERY John BCOM Member 04 - Technical Industry Section JOHNSON Neil BCOM Member 05 - Technical Industry Section LIGHTFOOT Paul BCOM Member 06 - Technical Industry Section MCCALLUM Ian BCOM Member 07 - Technical Industry Section PLANINSIC Andrej BCOM Member 08 - Technical Industry Section SEYCHELL David BCOM Member 09 - Technical Industry Section SHERLEY Paul BCOM Member 10 - Technical Industry Section WANDEN Ian BCOM Member 11 - Technical Industry Section WASILEWSKI Peter BCOM Member 12 - Technical Industry Section WILLIS Margaret BCOM Member 13 - Technical Industry Section YOUNG Andy BCOM Member 14 - Technical Industry Section - BCOM Member 15 - Technical Industry Section - BCOM Member 16 - Technical Industry Section - BCOM Member 17 - Technical Industry Section - BCOM Member 18 - Technical Industry Section - BCOM Member 19 - Operator Industry Section - Divisional Executive Technical Industry Section (NSW) DWYER Dan Divisional Executive Operator Industry Section (NSW) - Divisional Executive Technical Industry Section (Vic) RILEY Sue Divisional Executive Operator Industry Section (Vic) - Divisional Conference Technical Industry Section (NSW) DWYER Dan Divisional Conference Operator Industry Section (NSW) - Divisional Conference Technical Industry Section (Vic) RILEY Sue Divisional Conference Operator Industry Section (Vic) -
Authorised by Dan Dwyer Secretary - CWU Telecommunications & Services Branches.