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Trusted Postal Service and Jobs must not be a casualty of vital moves to make Australia Post more sustainable

The Union representing the largest group of Australia Post workers says a modest increase in postage must be seriously considered if it will help protect the sustainability of the postal service and jobs. CEPU NSW Secretary Jim Metcher said the benefits Australia Post provides to the wider community were far reaching, especially the job opportunities and diversity of services within rural and regional areas [...]

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Media Alert: Telstra regional network disgrace: Dartmouth needs urgent network upgrade

MEDIA ALERT: Shane Murphy will be holding a media doorstop outside the community meeting Time: 11.15am. Wednesday 29th October Place: Dartmouth Hotel, 1 Murtagh Place Dartmouth PICTURES OF THE NETWORK AVAILABLE HERE: An audit of the state of the Telstra telephone network in Dartmouth has shown it is in a state of disrepair, with leaves [...]

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Union welcomes Australia Post investment towards sustainability of regional post office network

The union representing postal workers has welcomed the announcement today that new point of sale technology will be installed in more than 300 rural and regional post offices. CEPU Postal and Telecommunications NSW Branch Secretary Jim Metcher said he hoped the move announced by Australia Post today will provide for the viability of its regional network of post offices. “Rural and regional [...]

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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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