Australia Post

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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2
Nov

Resignation of Christine Holgate does not fix serious, systemic issues with management at Australia Post

Australia Post’s workforce is dismayed at recent management strategies including intentional underemployment, the move away from daily deliveries and a parcel back log that continues to grow out of control in many areas. National Secretary Greg Rayner said “There’s something seriously wrong when management thinks nothing of splashing out on Cartier luxury watches but delivers only cut backs and service

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29
Oct

Problems at Post run much deeper than luxury watches, Union submission to regulatory review

A lot has occurred over the past week. Revelations of questionable executive expenditure during Australia Post’s appearance at Senate Estimates last week led to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s impassioned speech, with lots of “shock” and “appal” thrown in, announcing he had instructed CEO Christine Holgate to stand aside from her role whilst the Department undertakes an investigation. Now, it’s all

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22
Oct

National survey of posties show serious delivery bottle necks and vindicates regulation concerns

The union representing posties says that a new survey of over 1000 of its members, participating in Australia Post’s Alternate Day Delivery Model, gives a dire warning as posties are engaging in unsafe work practices in an attempt to clear delivery backlogs and postage delays that are still being experienced across the network. The survey found: 57% of traditional posties,

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2
Sep

MEDIA RELEASE: Further service impacts imminent with Australia Post’s latest band-aid for resourcing failures, Union warns

** Editor’s Note: This afternoon Australia Post has scrapped bonus payments for its executive team after facing pressure for asking workers to volunteer. The media release below has been updated to reflect the announcement this afternoon ** The Union representing postal workers has warned Australia Post’s latest band-aid fix for its resourcing failures will only result in further service impacts.

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28
Aug

Workers deserve fair share of profit outcome as Senate moves to lock-in ADM reforms

It has been a massive week. A Senate disallowance vote, the tabling of the inquiry report and a profit announcement off the back of record revenue growth. On Monday, we witnessed 27 Senators representing the Liberal Party, Centre Alliance and Jaqui Lambie Network team up to back-in Australia Post’s Alternate Delivery Model – voting against Labor and the Greens’ co-sponsored

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17
Aug

PANDEMIC ‘THANK YOU’ BONUS PAID FROM THIS WEEK

In late June, your Union secured a range of job security measures for members following a significant public campaign against Australia Post and their plans to shed jobs from the workforce. Part of that outcome included deferring bargaining for a new EBA until next year – avoiding the impacts of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 wage freeze on all new public

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30
Jul

Post’s authorised holiday SHAME

Members would be well aware by now of Australia Post’s unilateral change to the Authorised Holiday. Hiding behind the Principal Determination, made under the authority of the Australian Postal Corporation Act, they tore away what has traditionally been your only opportunity to spend a little additional time with friends and loved ones following the busiest time of year. And they

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7
Jul

MEMBERS’ MASSIVE WIN ON ADM CHANGES SECURES JOBS, DELIVERS PAY PARITY AND FINANCIALLY RECOGNISES COVID EFFORTS

The Union is today celebrating a massive win off the back of an incredible campaign effort by CEPU members across the country. Just ahead of the Senate’s inquiry hearing into Australia Post’s regulatory changes, Australia Post and the CEPU have entered into agreements which provide the following outcomes for members: One in four delivery jobs will no longer be cut from the delivery model All posties employed at

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7
Jul

CEPU submission to Senate Inquiry into the future of Australia Post’s service delivery

In the last sitting of Parliament, the Senate referred the future of Australia Post’s service delivery for inquiry to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee. You can read and download a copy of that submission by clicking here You can click here to read and download a copy of a discussion paper, entitled The Future of Australia Post, authored by independent think tank Per Capita, commissioned by the CEPU,

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