General

4
Apr

COVID-19: Safety advice for postal members

A PDF version of this notice is available to download and print by clicking here There are now 11 confirmed cases of Coronavirus within the Australia Post workforce. Seven of which have not been at work and therefore don’t present as a risk to others. However, the remaining four, who ordinarily work at Kingsgrove Delivery, Sydney Gateway Facility and Sydney

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30
Mar

Keeping you safe, fighting for your jobs

A statement from your Union leadership team Since the birth of our industries, the establishment of the PMG, communication workers across our postal and telecommunications workforces have played a historically significant role in connecting our community. Even in times of crisis – natural disasters, conflict, economic calamity – our members have always been there, steadily reaching every Australian home and business in their

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16
Mar

STREAMLINED CONTACTLESS DELIVERY, SIGNAGE IN POST OFFICES, SOCIAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS AND TEMPORARY CHANGES TO SOME STATE CEPU/CWU OPERATIONS

Your Union has continued to seek further protections for members as we navigate through uncharted territory in relation to the emerging worldwide Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  These conversations between your Union and all major employer groups who employ our members are ongoing. NEW MEASURES FOR POST OFFICES Following member feedback since the outbreak worsened, we have pushed for notices, reminding

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12
Mar

Union welcomes Telstra Coronavirus leave policy

Your Union has sought further protections for members as we navigate through uncharted territory in relation to the emerging worldwide Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. These conversations continue to occur between your Union and all major employer groups who employ our members. We are pleased to share that yesterday evening, Telstra agreed to provide additional paid leave entitlements to employees, including

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11
Mar

Coronavirus update: new delivery procedures

As at today, over 100 cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed, in Australia. We wrote to you last week where we explained we had urged Australia Post to consider enhanced delivery procedures in order to minimise the risk of members being exposed to, and spreading of, the virus. We therefore welcome new procedures implemented by Australia Post, which by now

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6
Mar

CORONAVIRUS: TELSTRA ‘CALL ON APPROACH’ PROCESS WELCOMED

Earlier this week, we explained our call on Telstra to consider implementing additional measures to protect our members, working in and around a customer’s premises, from potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Telstra has considered this and earlier today implemented a new ‘call on approach’ process which requires members to question customers about current illness and self-isolation before arriving

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4
Mar

Update: Coronavirus information for CEPU members

As last reported on 3 March, there are 33 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia. Of the total cases reported, 21 of these cases are reported to have recovered, 1 person has sadly passed. The remaining cases are in a stable condition. Travel advice The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued the following travel advice China and

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26
Feb

If your eDV sounds like this, park it up / tag it out, immediately.

Over the past few days, members operating electric delivery vehicles (eDVs) have raised concerns with a noise that has begun emanating from the vehicle while it is operating. Following representations by your Union to management earlier this week, Kyburz, the manufacturer of Australia Post’s eDV fleet, have now identified the cause of the sound as a lubrication issue with the

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5
Feb

Novel Coronavirus information for postal workers

The below information has been prepared for CEPU members using advice from the Australian Government Department of Health, current as at 3 February 2020. 2019-nCoV Novel Coronavirus is an emerging worldwide threat and should any of this advice change, we will produce an updated publication. What is Novel Coronavirus? Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new coronavirus primarily affecting people who

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13
Jan

Air quality advice – 13 January 2020

UPDATED 12:40pm Air quality in areas in and around the Illawarra, Goulburn, Albury, Wagga, Bargo, Bringelly, Penrith, Richmond, St Marys, Prospect, Camden, Campbelltown, and Oakldale in NSW are at dangerous levels today. It is UNSAFE to be working outside. Members working in these areas should request indoor duties or go home. Those in and around the rest of metropolitan Sydney,

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