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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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Australia Post must come clean on plans for jobs, services

Australia Post should reveal the full scope of its plans for reforming postal services to its workforce and the community, the postal workers union said today. “It’s time for Australia Post to share its vision about the future of our mail services,” said CEPU NSW Postal and Telecommunications secretary Jim Metcher. “Changing service models have [...]

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Australia Post reforms: workers and communities must be respected

Australia Post must respect the interests of its workers and the communities that rely on postal services as it goes through a difficult reform process, the postal workers’ union said today. Any workers whose jobs are made redundant should be given the opportunity to be retrained and redeployed within the organisation, said CEPU Postal and [...]

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Australia Post: Privatisation on hold, time to deliver on a strong public future

The Union representing Australia Post employees has welcomed news the Federal Government has ruled out privatising Australia Post. Finance Minister Matthias Corman said the Government wouldn’t act on the Commission of Audit’s recommendation to sell the postal service. It is timely recognition of Union concerns that selling Australia Post off to the highest bidder would cost thousands of jobs, reduce [...]

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Australia Post Chair out of step with everyone

The Chairman of Australia Post is totally out of touch with Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, his customer base and importantly the organisation’s 33,000 nationwide workforce Australia Post Chairman John Stanhope has been quoted in today’ media supporting additional user pay charges to customers for the delivery of postal products and backing in the full privatisation of the nation’s postal [...]

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Threat to postal services, jobs: don’t sell Australia Post

Selling off Australia Post would see postal services reduced and jobs slashed, the postal workers’ union warned today. CEPU Postal and Telecommunications NSW Branch Secretary Jim Metcher said the Federal Government would face fierce community opposition if it took up the Commission of Audit’s recommendation to privatise postal services. “Privatisation would result in thousands of [...]

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Management confirms: Self Service Terminals not to be used to threaten or reduce counter positions and overall staff

Disturbing reports have been received from Retail members detailing the alleged threatening of post office staff by senior managers with the reduction in counter positions and overall staffing where maximum usage of self-service terminals (SST) is not evident for type of low-value customer transactions being processed. The allegations, which at this stage seem isolated in [...]

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Privatisation not stamp prices the biggest threat to postal services

It is the threat of privatising postal services rather than a small increase in stamp prices that should have Australians worried, the postal workers’ union said today. Australia would still have one of the best value mail services in the world, even if Australia Post increases the price of stamps from 60c to 70c, said [...]

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Community sentiment clear: don’t mess with Australia Post

New polling shows strong opposition to measures to downgrade Australia Post mail delivery or sell off the iconic postal service. CEPU Postal Union NSW Secretary Jim Metcher said Australia Post should take note of Essential Research figures out yesterday, showing a large majority of Australians opposed shifting from daily to three times a week mail [...]

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Hands Off Aussie Post: Time to have your say

ACTU President Ged Kearney kicked off her national tour today involving Sydney West Letters Facility (SWLF) where she highlighted concerns Unions have about the direction the Abbott Government has taken with the appointment of the exclusively business-run Commission of Audit. Today’s event attracted a great amount of CEPU members from all over Sydney and members [...]

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