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Union seeks protections for postal workers on marriage survey

Your Union has called on Australia Post to clarify postal members’ rights and responsibilities during the upcoming same sex marriage postal survey. CEPU Communications Division National Secretary Greg Rayner has written to Australia Post seeking discussions around concerns associated with the delivery of ‘unaddressed mail’ as part of the process. As the Union representing postal workers, the CEPU will not advocate any opinion on the substantive issue of the postal survey. We believe this is a sensible, appropriate and necessary step to ensure CEPU members employed by Australia Post aren’t compromised in their role in upholding the integrity of the
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Fair Work Commission approves EBA9

Late yesterday afternoon the Fair Work Commission advised your Union that EBA9 has been approved and will officially come into effect on 9 August. Once again, thank you to all local AURs and members in workplaces across NSW and the ACT who were vocal in their demands for nothing less than a new EBA9 that protects our existing hard-won conditions, prevents members impacted by reform from forced redundancies and continues to maximise quality and meaningful sustainable full-time jobs. With your active involvement and steadfast support, we are incredibly proud to have achieved all this and much more – despite the
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Posties’ Union reminder to keep your pooches and your posties safe

The Union representing posties across the country is urging residents to do more to protect both their dogs and their local Australia Post worker, with almost 1 dog attack a day on posties across the nation. National Secretary of the CEPU Communications Union, Greg Rayner, urges: “With 241 dog attacks on Australia Post workers in 2016, the threat to local posties’ safety is still significant and must continue to be reduced. “While Australia Post provides training for workers to educate them on canine behaviour, we need the community’s help too. “Nationally, the rates of attacks have declined since Australia Post
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Asbestos evacuation at Post site

CEPU member action required – read below CEPU members working at Glebe PO Box facility have just been removed from their workplace and relocated for a second time in just over a week due to intervention from your Union following the discovery of Asbestos contamination. Without notice to Australia Post, the private owners of the facility which is attached to the site of the former Glebe Post Office, recently undertook construction work outside of hours to the Asbestos containing ceiling of the facility. Employees were relocated from the workplace for a remediation and testing process to take place and were
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Overwhelming support for EBA9

Members vote to lock in certainty and security Despite the Abbott/Turnbull Government’s unfair Workplace Bargaining Policy, a strong and coordinated CEPU campaign delivered an EBA9 that locks in all existing hard-fought conditions, continues to maximise meaningful, full-time jobs, prevents members impacted by reform from being involuntarily retrenched and equips members for the jobs of the future. And the strong endorsement for EBA9 right across the country demonstrates just how important that security and certainty is to CEPU members as they prepare to confront further change and industry disruption. The ballot was counted today resulting in the following state-by-state breakdown: New South Wales 91%
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Your EBA9 offer: locks in job security and existing conditions

After months of bargaining and intense discussions over the past few weeks finalising the finer details, Australia Post’s formal EBA9 offer has been announced and an employee vote will take place shortly. Your Union supports the offer. Since bargaining commenced in November last year we have been consulting with and listening to members across the county. Thousands of members have participated in surveys on paper, online and on the phone and your officials have been on the ground talking to members in workplaces every day. Over the last two weeks AURs from across the country have attended Union briefings and
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EBA9: We’re almost there – member feedback required

Over the past two days your Union has participated in rigorous EBA9 negotiations with senior Australia Post Management representatives, including CEO Ahmed Fahour. And while we’ve made significant progress on a number of matters you told us were most important to you, we believe it is important to consult with members and their local reps to explain where the offer is now at and seek direct feedback from members. Where the current offer meets what you told us matters most to you: An exemption from the Federal Government’s Workplace Bargaining Policy, allowing the rolling-over ofALL the current EBA8 Agreement document – securing
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EBA9: Negotiations to commence next week

Following a summit held recently between Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour and your CEPU leadership team, negotiations for a new EBA9 to replace the current EBA8 is scheduled to commence from Tuesday next week. The Bargaining Process Your Union maintains that the best possible outcome for members is to secure a back-to-back Agreement without any gaps between the nominal expiry of EBA8 (December 31 2016) and the commencement of any EBA9 to replace it. Although this is the outcome we are working towards, if such a situation did not occur then terms and conditions of EBA8 would continue to apply
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EBA9: Member survey – what you said

Your EBA9 member survey has closed following a record return rate. Your Union would like to thank all members who participated in this important process – assisting us in advancing the issues members feel most strongly about in upcoming talks. The survey results started to develop an interesting, trend very early on. And with 86% of respondents sharing some concern with the possibility of privatisation with an equal 86% also sharing some fear for their job security due to letter decline, members are worried. Some of the strong feedback received in the comments section was sobering. Members conveyed feelings of betrayal,
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Union express safety concern for Australia Post workers and community over Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall

The Union representing postal workers is seeking urgent clarification from Australia Post on what steps, if any, the company has taken to protect the safety of postal workers and the community while facilitating returns under the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and Note 7 Edge recall process. CEPU Communications Division National Secretary Greg Rayner said he feared the safety of postal workers and the general public was being jeopardised due to the risk of these phones exploding or bursting into flames while progressing through the various stages within the postal system. “If these exploding phones are not safe enough to be carried
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