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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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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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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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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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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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