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2014-10-31

Telstra wideband story

CWU meets with Telstra on Wideband issues

The CWU has been continuing to pursue issues arising out of the proposed reorganisation of Wideband teams, including the related redundancies of a number of CFW7 members.

The union met with Telstra on 22nd October to put its view that Telstra was in breach of the current classification system by getting CFW4 employees to perform certain tasks (fibre splicing) which are properly part of the CFW7 job description.

For its part, Telstra argued that fibre splicing could and did fit within the CFW4 role and that CFW7s were consequently no longer needed as part of the team structure.

It was agreed that there would be further investigation of the actual work being performed by the CFW7s and the union has been providing feedback from members. As a result, Telstra has now modified its original proposal and will retain 2 of the original 6 CFW7 positions targeted for redundancy.

It will also retain all the CFW4 jobs in Adelaide which were originally to be lost.

The CWU is now considering any further response to the decision.

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