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Australia Post can afford to give postal workers a fair go

The $116.2 million profit reported today shows Australia Post can afford to continue providing secure jobs for workers and quality, reliable mail services to Australian communities, according to the union representing postal workers. CEPU NSW Postal and Telecommunications Branch Secretary Jim Metcher said the small after-tax profit announced in Australia Post’s annual report shows important reforms can be made, without resorting to cuts in job [...]

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Employment Opportunity with the CEPU

General Administration – Employment Opportunity The CEPU is the relevant Union representing workers employed in Australia’s Postal, Telecommunications and IT industries. The NSW Postal and Telecommunications Branch is the largest representative section of the union covering these industries and has presently around 9000 members. The Branch relies on the professional administration support role as an [...]

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Abbott is rushing through laws to attack your rights at work

Tony Abbott is trying to rush through laws that introduce new unfair individual contracts that cut take home pay, give more power to employers in bargaining and make it harder for workers to access their union. But to do all this he needs the crucial votes of at least six cross-bench senators. We can stop Abbott’s attack [...]

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Member update: Post’s proposed payroll changes

NSW/ACT Branch Executive endorses members’opposition to Australia Post pay system changes CEPU State Secretaries call for meeting directly with CEO over botched pay proposal We recently wrote to inform you on Post’s proposed changes to the way you are paid and what the consequences of those changes would mean for members. Following an overwhelming response [...]

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Telstra profit increase at expense of essential phone services and network

The Union representing Telstra technicians has warned the $4.28 billion profit announced today by the company has come through cost cutting, failure to invest in essential network infrastructure and cuts to services, particularly in regional areas. CEPU NSW Secretary Jim Metcher said the narrow push for dividends for investors came at the expense of the [...]

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Australia Post estimated 900 head count job reduction – member update

Australia Post – CEPU/CPSU Head Count Job Reduction Meeting of 30 July 2014 Members are informed of a further meeting held with State and National CEPU/CPSU Officials by Australia Post on 30 July 2014 in relation to the proposed Head Count Job reductions within Australia Post nationwide. Your Branch Secretary Jim Metcher was in attendance [...]

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Australia Post’s contemplated payroll changes

What is the payroll change contemplated by Australia Post? By now members employed with Australia Post would have learnt from Australia Post that it is contemplating a change to the existing payroll with all ordinary time and variable earnings being calculated for payment in arrears. In essence this present payroll change contemplated will have all [...]

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CEPU says services before profits – Post confirms NO to three day a week posties

The driver of reform in Australia Post should be accessible, affordable and reliable postal services for the community rather than generating additional profits to Australia Post or increased dividends to government, the Union representing postal workers said today. CEPU Postal Union NSW Secretary Jim Metcher said cutting mail delivery frequency to three days a week might save money but would undermine public [...]

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Australia Post must come clean on plans for jobs, services

Australia Post should reveal the full scope of its plans for reforming postal services to its workforce and the community, the postal workers union said today. “It’s time for Australia Post to share its vision about the future of our mail services,” said CEPU NSW Postal and Telecommunications secretary Jim Metcher. “Changing service models have [...]

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Australia Post reforms: workers and communities must be respected

Australia Post must respect the interests of its workers and the communities that rely on postal services as it goes through a difficult reform process, the postal workers’ union said today. Any workers whose jobs are made redundant should be given the opportunity to be retrained and redeployed within the organisation, said CEPU Postal and [...]

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