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UPDATE #9: Workers Reject Telstra's Penny-Pinching Pay Offer

News just in – a record 81% of voters have rejected Telstra’s insultingly low penny-pinching pay offer that would have left workers facing a pay cut in real terms.

Workers have said, loud and clear, that they will not accept a pay cut being mandated by a group of executives who take home more than our members would earn in 200 years.

They’ve also rejected Telstra’s controversial proposed transfer of employment/business clause that had potential to put your ongoing pay, conditions and job security at serious risk.

This is a huge win for Telstra workers, but it was just one battle. The war is yet to be won.

What happens now?

Our first priority is reaching agreement on a new EA offer that delivers the pay and conditions our members and their families deserve and rely on to make ends meet.

Therefore, at this stage, your Union is looking forward to recommencing talks with Telstra as early as possible.

In the meantime, we need your help. Battle one is over, we’ve crossed that hurdle. However, once we get back to the negotiating table, our strength and influence will be determined by our numbers.

Therefore, it is critical at this stage that you ask all your colleagues who may not yet be CEPU/CWU members to join, right now.

A strong Union is the only way we are going to achieve the outcome workers and their families deserve.

We will keep you updated on the next steps.

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