in brief The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union has
confirmed that unionised Telstra workers will be striking this
The Telstra workers involved will put a ban on overtime, recalls and
callbacks from 12:01am Saturday to 11:59pm on Sunday.
Yesterday, union national president Ed Husic had said that action
would go ahead as long as enough workers were back from their
Christmas holidays. The strike had been on hold over the holiday
so as not to disturb communications between families during
the festive period.
The strike first started early last month after
unionised workers voted in favour of industrial action to bring Telstra back to the
negotiating table with unions over a new employment agreement.
The telco had walked away from talks in July last year. Telstra was unavailable for comment.