Telstra Enterprise Bargaining 2015

Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #16 - 24.09.2015

As you would be aware the Telstra employee ballot closed on Monday evening.

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Telstra EA: bargaining Video - 14.09.2015

Three key issues that explains why the Telstra 2015 EA is not a good offer for Telstra Employees. Vote NO! View Video

Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #15 - 2.09.2015

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Bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement (EA) in Telstra has now come to an end – but full agreement has not been reached between Telstra and any of the three unions involved in the negotiations.

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #14 - 26.08.2015

The most recent bargaining meeting for a new Enterprise Agreement (EA) in Telstra was held on Tuesday 26 August. 

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #13 - 20.08.2015

The negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement in Telstra are nearing conclusion. Agreement has been reached on most matters .. but not on all. 

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #12 - 7.08.2015

CWU and other union officials met with Telstra for the second time this week on Thursday 6 August. As this suggests, we are now moving towards the conclusion of bargaining and the parties have reached agreement on a wide range of issues.

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #11 - 5.08.2015

The most recent meeting of the Telstra Enterprise Agreement negotiators was held on Tuesday 4 August 2015. 

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 Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #10 - 8.07.2015

The CWU, other Telstra unions and individual bargaining agents met with Telstra on Tuesday 7 July to continue negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement.

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #9 - 2.07.2015

The parties involved in the current round of enterprise bargaining at Telstra met for the 10th time on Wednesday 1 July. 

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #8 - 24.06.2015

The 9th regular meeting in this round of Enterprise Bargaining was held on 23 June. The meeting continued discussions of issues that had been already put on the table ie Telstra’s extended shift proposal and questions of redeployment and reassignment procedures.

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #7 - 17.06.2015

The Telstra EA negotiations continue, with the most recent meeting being held on Tuesday 16 June.

The meeting addressed a number of issues which had been previously raised by the unions, including payment for registration/accreditation where this is required for the performance of a job. 

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #6 - 10.06.2015

The seventh regular meeting in the current Telstra Enterprise Agreement negotiations was held on Tuesday 9 June. As usual, it was attended by representatives of the three unions involved in the negotiations - CWU, CPSU and Professionals Australia - and (in this case) by one individual bargaining representative.

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #5 - 2.06.2015

A short meeting was held on Tuesday 26 May at which the CPSU tabled its log of claims but no further business was done.

The next full meeting of the negotiators was held today Tuesday, 2 June.

Click below to read the Bargaining Bulletin #5

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #4 - 21.05.2015

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The fourth meeting in this round of enterprise bargaining in Telstra was held on Thursday 21 May. This was a half-day meeting with the main item being the presentation of union claims.

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #3 - 19.05.2015

The third Enterprise Agreement meeting between Telstra, the Telstra unions and other bargaining representatives was held on Tuesday 19 May. 

Click below to read the Bargaining Bulletin #3

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #2 - 14.05.2015

The second Telstra EA bargaining meeting was held on Thursday 14 May. It was attended by representatives of the three Telstra unions, a number of individual bargaining representatives and of course Telstra itself.

Click below to read the Bargaining Bulletin #2

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Telstra EA: Redundancy bulletin - 14.05.2015

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Telstra has formally confirmed that it will not be seeking any changes to employees’ redundancy payout entitlements in the current round of enterprise bargaining.

Click below to read the Union Redundancy Bulletin and Telstra response.

Union Redundancy Bulletin

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Telstra response

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Telstra EA: bargaining bulletin #1 - 12.05.2015

The CWU and other Telstra unions (the CPSU and Professionals Australia) met with Telstra today, 12 May, for the opening of enterprise bargaining negotiations.

This was really a preliminary meeting concerned largely with technical matters such as the scheduling of meetings over the bargaining period and the general conduct of discussions. 

Neither Telstra nor the unions presented a full “log” of claims at the meeting. However we did present a high level overview of the key issues we wanted discussed, as did Telstra.

Click below to read the Bargaining Bulletin #1

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Telstra Redundancy Entitlements: The Facts - 08.05.2015

Danger due to misinformation

With bargaining about to begin for a new Telstra Enterprise Agreement (EA), CWU members continue to be subjected to a deliberate scare campaign about their EA redundancy entitlements. Your national officials have responded to this campaign with an open letter to all CWU members in Telstra.

Click below to read the letter and Inform yourself about the facts.

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Telstra EA: bargaining to begin 12 May - 08.05.2015

The first meeting of this coming round of enterprise bargaining negotiations will be held on 12 May.

As explained in the last E-bulletin, the CWU is automatically your bargaining representative unless you choose otherwise. Members of the other two major unions in Telstra, the CPSU and Professionals Australia will also be represented by their organisations.

The CWU has informed Telstra that it will be represented by two senior national officials, the Divisional President, Len Cooper and the Divisional Assistant Secretary (Telecommunications) Ken Hardisty.

This core team will be supported through the Divisional Office and may be supplemented during negotiations as necessary – for the creation of working parties, for instance.

Members will be able to keep up to date with the progress of the negotiations through the E-bulletin and through the national website at www.cwu.org.au

Remember too that if you have not done so already, it is not too late to put items on the bargaining agenda through the survey at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NL6WTTG, by contacting your state branch or by writing directly to the National Office at cwu@cwu.org.au.

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