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Consumers, community and workers must not be left behind in Australia Post’s two-speed plan: Union

The postal workers’ Union recognises the need for sensible reform to the reserved letter service. However, it will not support reforms that contribute to postal workers facing compulsory retrenchment as a consequence of the community no longer having access to an affordable and reliable mail or post office service. This is particularly concerning to vulnerable regional [...]

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Fight for our rights – March 4 nationwide protest

Our rights at work are again under attack from the Abbott Government and employer groups It has become even clearer that the full-scale Productivity Commission inquiry into our rights at work could deliver cuts to penalty rates, the abolition of the minimum wage, bring back unfair individual contracts and swing even more power to the [...]

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Disappointing Australia Post profit results no excuse to throw the baby out with the bath water

Today’s Australia Post profit results are no reflection on the hard working staff of Australia Post, according to the Communications Electrical Plumbing Union. “Australia Post workers are more focused and productive than ever,” said NSW Branch Secretary Jim Metcher. “No one is more invested in the long-term financial viability of Australia Post than its thousands [...]

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Telstra maintenance backlog hits crisis point: Thousands waiting over a month in Sydney

The maintenance backlog across Telstra’s 100-year-old copper network has reached crisis point over Christmas and January with no end in sight. “Maintenance and waiting time figures obtained by the CEPU and published today show Telstra’s chronic underinvestment in maintenance and repairs is catching up with them,” said Communication Electrical Plumbing Union (CEPU) NSW/ACT Assistant Secretary [...]

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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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