‘Treated like dirt’: Telstra workers reject ‘insulting’ pay offer

Telstra workers have emphatically rejected a pay offer from CEO Andy Penn that unions described as “insulting”. The proposed enterprise agreement …

“Since we started negotiations, we confirmed we are seeking minimal change and intend to protect our terms and conditions,” including redundancies, he said.

“Telstra‚Äôs current EA (enterprise agreement) and the proposed EA include strong protections around redundancy. We are committed to supporting our workforce through this period of change, including re-deploying people where possible.”

But Ms Groube said the CPSU would be pushing for improvements on both the pay increase and how the company deals with redundancies, redeployment, retraining and job swap opportunities for those identified for forced redundancy.

“Workers are rightly concerned about these issues because Telstra is pushing to sack a third of its workforce, and yet all Telstra executives have managed is vague spin,” she said.

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