Workers at Telstra are fighting for better pay and conditions after being offered pay increases well below inflation – effectively a pay cut – by management who then rewarded themselves with huge remuneration packages.
Australian workers have been facing record or near-record low wage growth for years. This is not normal, it’s a national crisis brought about by the failed trickle-down economic policies of the Morrison Government.
If all working people had to wait for generous bosses to gift them pay rises, they will be waiting for a long time. Union members have other options available to them, sticking together and exercising their collective power.
As noted by ACTU Secretary Sally McManus:
“Management denying workers a pay rise and then gifting themselves one has become all too common; Telstra workers deserve a pay rise.
“It is disgraceful Telstra is offering a real wage cut while they reward executives with massive wage increases.
“Because Telstra workers are union members they are able to fight back. They are able to exercise their right to take action and make Telstra listen.
“The union movement supports CEPU members in their fight for fair wage increases.”