Telco Bulletin Jan 2018

ANNUAL LEAVE RESTRICTION Members are reporting another attempt by Telstra to restrict annual leave, particularly during Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb. The complaint of members is that it is far too restrictive. The real problem is that Telstra will not retain enough staff as they must grant annual leave and LSL when reasonably requested. In … Read more

AWA Jp Dispute

In the last bulletin we reported the proposal by Telstra to remove the Incentive from the JP AWA. We have had a number of inquiries from members and held a meeting to discuss the proposal. We have developed a claim from members involved. We also note some new members and ongoing new inquiries. We have … Read more

ABCC Code Amendement

Telstra EA and Building code amendment The ETU have secured a change to the Turnbull Government ABCC legislation that covers essential service workers including Telecommunications.The change was the result of SA Power refusing to apply for an exemption due to the word “May” as opposed to the word “Must” in the legislation .Senator Xenophon helped to … Read more

Telco News

TURNBULL GOVERNMENT POLICY AND THE TELSTRA EA “Workchoices” Revisited? This week all Telstra EA employees have received information from Telstra about proposed changes to the current Telstra Enterprise Agreement 2015-2018. Later this month, you will be asked to vote on these changes so it is important that all members understand what they involve. Why the … Read more

Telco News Bulletin 20th July

TAX TIME It’s that time of year again. Remember that your Union dues are tax deductible and you may also be able to claim a deduction for the difference between any meal allowances that you receive and the meal allowance rate that is set by the taxation office which is currently $28.80. Discuss this with … Read more