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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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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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