CWU branches continue to receive some queries from members about payment of the 17.5% annual leave loading that has been a long-standing entitlement.
Members will recall that as part of the last round of Enterprise Bargaining it was agreed that this loading would be included in an employee’s Fixed Remuneration as from 1 July 2013.
Appendix B (p.51) of the Telstra Enterprise Agreement 2012-2015 sets out the relevant calculations for both continuous shiftworkers and for all other workers.
Under the terms of the Agreement, all Telstra employees should have received an explanation of this change and of the way their Fixed Remuneration was calculated before the changes were introduced.
The Agreement also allows for disputes over these calculations to be dealt with under the dispute resolution process.
Members who believe that their Fixed Rem does not properly reflect their entitlements, including annual leave loading and Telstra superannuation contributions, should contact their state branch.