As you are aware, TPG Telecom has initiated bargaining for your new Enterprise Agreement. They plan to roll 3 agreements into one new Enterprise Agreement, the outcome for you being an Agreement stripped bare of many significant conditions you currently receive, including a dramatic cut in your wages and earning potential.
They claim they are “particularly proud of” the new proposed agreement, however it seeks to bring your conditions back to the basic award conditions. Don’t be fooled by the “you will be better off overall” commentary as they are referring to you being better off than the award, which is the bare legal minimum. You will NOT better off compared to your current conditions.
ASU Organiser, Karen Tantari is holding a zoom meeting to hear your thoughts and discuss what you would like in your agreement:
Date: Monday 21 February
Join online: https://zoom.us/j/95823993190?pwd=aFk1MlN3QWlnRnVpcHFNTnJSUFRtZz09
Join by phone: 02 8015 2088
Meeting ID: 958 2399 3190
This is an extremely important meeting and we ask that you please share the invite with your work colleagues. Everyone welcome to attend.
Please also encourage your work colleagues to join the ASU as we are going to have a fight on our hands. We will need power in union members to stand up and fight back against your wages and conditions being stripped. You can join here: https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
Bargaining meetings commence on Tuesday 22 February, with 3 full days of bargaining planned by TPG. At the meeting on Monday evening we will discuss a draft log of claims (your wish list) which will be presented to management during bargaining.
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Karen Tantari | 0472 512 484 | firstname.lastname@example.org