Striking workers to give Sol giant Xmas card

Unionised Telstra workers in Melbourne this lunchtime plan to hold a rally at which Telstra CEO will be given some Christmas cheer.

Unionised Telstra workers in Melbourne this lunchtime plan to hold a rally at which Telstra CEO will be given some Christmas cheer.

Sol Trujillo to receive christmas card from strikers

One of Sol's maxi cards
(Credit: ACTU)

The striking employees will deliver "giant" Christmas cards to the chief executive, containing "All we want for Christmas is a fair union agreement".

A spokesperson for Telstra was unable to say whether Trujillo would be at the Melbourne office or not. Burt Blackburne, divisional assistant secretary of the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union said he also wasn't sure if Trujillo would be in Melbourne. He believed similar card handovers were happening in the other states, however, which could cover most offices.

The action started after negotiations over an employment agreement failed between the telco and the unions. The employees started striking on 13 December with unionised workers refusing to work overtime, recalls and call backs.

The strikes continued throughout last week as workers commenced 48-hour stoppages on Tuesday. More stoppages began on Thursday and Friday while call backs, recalls and overtime bans continued last weekend.

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