26
Nov

Gore-Tex is back!

Posties across NSW and the ACT are revelling in the return of Gore-Tex wet weather gear. Australia Post did away with Gore-Tex years ago – a move that has had CEPU members up in arms ever since. Members, for far too long, have been forced to deliver mail in a number of iterations of sub-par gear which constantly left members

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26
May

EBA10 bargaining update: ADM to end on June 30

Bargaining for EBA10 continued over the past two weeks with meetings focussed on matters pertaining to retail, delivery and contact centres. Robust talks progressed with discussions focussing on employment arrangements, start times and rostering arrangements including access to overtime and reduced attendance rostering, access to leave entitlements, workplace flexibility, the use of contractors and superannuation. Lengthy discussion ensued around bringing

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4
May

Help us stop the postal pandemic

The Senate’s Inquiry into Australia Post continued yesterday, with what is most likely to be the last public hearing before the Committee is due to report on 17 May. Senators questioned representatives of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Australia Post’s Directors and Chairman and former Chairman John Stanhope. But it was explosive revelations from Christine Holgate’s appearance at the first public

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25
Mar

Agreement reached on ADM functional allowance

Members would be pleased to learn that agreement has been reached with Australia Post in relation to clearly defined eligibility criteria for the payment of Divide and Functional Allowancesto members at ADM sites. Eligibility for these allowances has been a matter of contention for members. Work currently being undertaken under ‘temporary regulatory relief’ does not clearly align with work level

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25
Nov

ADM start times rolled back for Christmas peak as volumes increase and hot weather sets in

We are pleased to advise members that management have agreed to roll back ADM shift commencement times over the peak period. The CEPU has, for some time, been arguing for earlier start times, particularly over the hottest and most busiest time of the year. This argument has only become stronger as volumes have increased leading into peak – and where

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19
Mar

SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS FORCE UNAVOIDABLE CHANGES TO PDO START TIMES

The emerging COVID-19 pandemic is like nothing any of us have experienced in our lifetimes. And it is requiring a response that places your health and your livelihood first and foremost. As we continue to navigate through this uncharted territory, we are engaging with Australia Post at the highest levels, daily. As the health emergency worsens and community transmission of

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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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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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13
Dec

EDVs to return following engineer’s review and improvements

Late last month, Post’s Electric Delivery Vehicles (EDVs) were withdrawn from service, following a serious safety incident involving defective front axles. Thankfully, our members from Ingleburn DC who were operating the defective vehicles at at the time, were not injured. Since the withdrawal, we have consulted extensively with Post through the Executive Safety Council – a decision making body made

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12
Sep

“Indoor Planner” – Back To The Future

Management have decided to progressively roll out their new “Indoor Planner” tool across delivery facilities in the coming weeks. We see the Indoor Planner as nothing more than a return to what was a flawed system used against members in the past.  Members have long memories and would no-doubt remember the NEVER agreed to sort rates and miscellaneous times that

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