Australia Post

10
Jun

EBA10: Talks continue despite lockdowns

Bargaining for EBA10 continued over the past two weeks with meetings focussed on matters directly raised in our log of claims developed based on responses to our member survey. Despite COVID-19 restrictions affecting different parts of the country, talks continued both in person and via video conference and focussed on advancing our claims around improving pay and superannuation – unconditionally,

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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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13
May

Post’s start times tantrum sets tone for day one of bargaining

Bargaining for EBA10 commenced this week with two meetings held over Tuesday and Wednesday. It is however a shame that Australia Post chose to set the tone by throwing a tantrum over shift commencement times at delivery ADM sites on the eve of those talks kicking-off. For months, AURs across ADM sites have been engaging with management in a genuine

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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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15
Apr

Media Release: Union calls on Communications Minister Paul Fletcher to rule out break up and privatisation of Post by stealth

The Union representing Australia’s postal workers has called for the Communications Minister to rule out breaking up Australia Post’s parcel and letters business, a move jeopardising jobs and quality of services. While media reports this morning suggest the Minister says Australia Post won’t be sold, the Union is seeking assurance he won’t begin the privatisation process by stealth by separating

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14
Apr

Media Release: Government must reject secret Australia Post privatisation report

The Union representing Australia’s postal workers has called for the Federal Government to rule out the break up and privatisation of key parts of Australia Post following explosive testimony from former CEO Christine Holgate at a Senate Inquiry hearing yesterday. Ms Holgate tabled extracts from a to-date secret Boston Consulting Group report that outlines four options for slashing services, cutting

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26
Mar

REVIEW INTO POSSIBLE MERGER BETWEEN APSS AND SUNSUPER

Members of the Australia Post Superannuation Scheme (APSS) should shortly receive correspondence from the APSS Trustee regarding a detailed review they are embarking on, in an effort to explore a possible merger of the APSS with industry super fund Sunsuper. For some time, the Trustee board has been exploring options to provide APSS members with improved services and protection of

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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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10
Mar

Senate renews scrutiny of Post and ADM

Senator Hanson has pushed for an inquiry into the way the Christine Holgate affair was managed by the Morrison Government, whilst Labor and the Greens were successful in broadening the scope of the inquiry to once again examine the merits of the Liberals’ temporary regulatory reforms – the legislative framework that allows the Alternate Day Delivery Model (ADM) to exist. In

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5
Jan

Retail management must step up to protect workers and community

Following the NSW Government’s introduction of new indoor health mandates, members have contacted the Union over renewed concerns about inadequate signage and social distancing markings in their outlets. From the feedback we’ve received from members, it seems that post offices have largely been left to their own to come up with signage and markers indicating restrictions that apply to customers

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