General

4
May

Help us stop the postal pandemic

The Senate’s Inquiry into Australia Post continued yesterday, with what is most likely to be the last public hearing before the Committee is due to report on 17 May. Senators questioned representatives of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Australia Post’s Directors and Chairman and former Chairman John Stanhope. But it was explosive revelations from Christine Holgate’s appearance at the first public

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15
Apr

Media Release: Union calls on Communications Minister Paul Fletcher to rule out break up and privatisation of Post by stealth

The Union representing Australia’s postal workers has called for the Communications Minister to rule out breaking up Australia Post’s parcel and letters business, a move jeopardising jobs and quality of services. While media reports this morning suggest the Minister says Australia Post won’t be sold, the Union is seeking assurance he won’t begin the privatisation process by stealth by separating

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25
Mar

Agreement reached on ADM functional allowance

Members would be pleased to learn that agreement has been reached with Australia Post in relation to clearly defined eligibility criteria for the payment of Divide and Functional Allowancesto members at ADM sites. Eligibility for these allowances has been a matter of contention for members. Work currently being undertaken under ‘temporary regulatory relief’ does not clearly align with work level

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8
Feb

Telstra corporate restructure – Member Q&As

Late last year, Telstra announced it was embarking on a corporate restructure, of unprecedented proportions, that would essentially see the company split into three wholly-owned subsidiaries. As previously reported, the three subsidiaries have been referred to as – InfraCo Fixed would own and operate ducts, fibre, data centres, subsea cables and exchanges InfraCo Towers would own and operate physical mobile

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24
Dec

Merry Christmas, from your Union

It has been a big year for our members. Together, we have confronted challenges nobody could have predicted. Just as our members and many of our communities have stared off some of the nation’s worst natural disasters: extraordinarily devastating bushfires and floods, we were confronted with a once in 100 year pandemic. For workers, business and government alike, the challenges

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19
Aug

Farewell and thank you, Gil Enzon

It is with great sadness that I inform members of Gil Enzon’s retirement. Gil officially finished up with the CEPU last Friday, 16 August. His retirement from the workforce marks the end of a stellar career with the Union, spanning over more than two decades – along with 31 years of continuous financial membership of our Union. Gil started his career

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30
Jul

Post’s authorised holiday SHAME

Members would be well aware by now of Australia Post’s unilateral change to the Authorised Holiday. Hiding behind the Principal Determination, made under the authority of the Australian Postal Corporation Act, they tore away what has traditionally been your only opportunity to spend a little additional time with friends and loved ones following the busiest time of year. And they

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7
Jul

MEMBERS’ MASSIVE WIN ON ADM CHANGES SECURES JOBS, DELIVERS PAY PARITY AND FINANCIALLY RECOGNISES COVID EFFORTS

The Union is today celebrating a massive win off the back of an incredible campaign effort by CEPU members across the country. Just ahead of the Senate’s inquiry hearing into Australia Post’s regulatory changes, Australia Post and the CEPU have entered into agreements which provide the following outcomes for members: One in four delivery jobs will no longer be cut from the delivery model All posties employed at

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7
Jul

CEPU submission to Senate Inquiry into the future of Australia Post’s service delivery

In the last sitting of Parliament, the Senate referred the future of Australia Post’s service delivery for inquiry to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee. You can read and download a copy of that submission by clicking here You can click here to read and download a copy of a discussion paper, entitled The Future of Australia Post, authored by independent think tank Per Capita, commissioned by the CEPU,

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26
May

Protecting your health and safety, as Union workplace visits recommence

Early on, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to emerge in Australia, the Branch moved to suspend its workplace visit program, restrict public access to its Office location and roster attendance of its Officials, industrial staff and administration team in a way which minimises close physical contact with each other. Although ad-hoc attendance of Officials at members’ workplaces have proceeded where

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