Your Officials have been working closely with members across delivery model trial sites to ensure it continues to evolve to prioritise members’ safety and to protect quality, permanent full-time jobs whilst delivering an improved experience to the public.

Together, we stopped the postal pandemic and shut down Australia Post’s shambolic ‘ADM’. Since then, we have been engaging in genuine consultation with Australia Post and the incoming Government, as we confront falling letter volumes and increased parcel volumes, to find a solution that works for everyone. The new model being trialled across Australia Post’s delivery network was developed with members and your Officials being guided by a key fundamental principle: one postie per round, delivering five days per week.

Our AURs and members across the trial sites have been actively participating in local working groups – taking the leading role in developing the localised tweaks to the model to accommodate the unique nature of their individual workplaces, their terrains and the local environment, as the trials have progressed there.

The consultation that has occurred as part of this rollout has been the foundation of the trial’s overwhelming success – proving that when the workers who actually perform the work are genuinely consulted on change, conflict can be avoided and great outcomes for everybody can be achieved.

The trial has continued to kick goals for our members, for Australia Post and for your customers, across: Hornsby DC, Nepean DF and Windsor DC in NSW, Brendale DC in QLD, Camden Park DC in SA, Butler DC in WA, Cranbourne DC in VIC and Launceston DC in Tasmania. Your Officials and our members locally are currently engaging in consultation to develop the first regional variation of the model to be trialled in Alice Springs.

As these trials progress and the model evolves, we are engaged in ongoing discussions with Australia Post and the Federal Government to ensure we secure the future of a strong national postal service which continues to deliver the safe and secure jobs Australians across the country rely on, all whilst delivering the best possible service to our communities and their evolving demands.

We’ll have more to say on the future of the model and the trial shortly. In the meantime, should you require any further information, please contact Assistant Secretaries Cameron Bird, Peter Chaloner or Nick Townsend, or Branch Officials Cade Anderson, Lisa Bahls, Nick Bentley, Chris Gleeson, Phil Kessey, TK Ly, Robbie McLauchlan, Liam Murphy, Peter O’Connell, Brett O’Neill, Peter Psomas, Giselle Saba, Kerry Turner or Dennis Williams on (02) 9893 7822 when calling from NSW or the ACT, (07) 3255 0440 from QLD or (08) 8443 7389 from SA or the NT.

The above video is a quick wrap-up of posties’ experience trialling the new model out at Neapean Delivery Facility, in western Sydney.

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