General

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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26
May

Protecting your health and safety, as Union workplace visits recommence

Early on, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to emerge in Australia, the Branch moved to suspend its workplace visit program, restrict public access to its Office location and roster attendance of its Officials, industrial staff and administration team in a way which minimises close physical contact with each other. Although ad-hoc attendance of Officials at members’ workplaces have proceeded where

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21
Apr

GOVERNMENT SLASHES SERVICE STANDARDS: AUSTRALIA POST MUST GUARANTEE JOBS, NOW

Many members would, by now, be aware of the temporary changes to Australia Post’s service standards, announced today by the Morrison Government. In a nutshell, Australia Post will now operate under the following temporary relaxation in regulatory requirements: Its required delivery time for regular intrastate letters will be extended to five days after the day of posting; In metropolitan areas,

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20
Apr

Protecting your jobs, your conditions, your EBAs

The Morrison Government has made it easier for employers to cut workers’ pay and conditions by allowing employers to give just one day’s notice before opening a vote on changes to your EBAs – bypassing the proper consultation period with you and your Union. These changes were introduced following pressure from big business, and with the stroke of the Minister’s

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4
Apr

COVID-19: Safety advice for postal members

A PDF version of this notice is available to download and print by clicking here There are now 11 confirmed cases of Coronavirus within the Australia Post workforce. Seven of which have not been at work and therefore don’t present as a risk to others. However, the remaining four, who ordinarily work at Kingsgrove Delivery, Sydney Gateway Facility and Sydney

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30
Mar

Keeping you safe, fighting for your jobs

A statement from your Union leadership team Since the birth of our industries, the establishment of the PMG, communication workers across our postal and telecommunications workforces have played a historically significant role in connecting our community. Even in times of crisis – natural disasters, conflict, economic calamity – our members have always been there, steadily reaching every Australian home and business in their

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16
Mar

STREAMLINED CONTACTLESS DELIVERY, SIGNAGE IN POST OFFICES, SOCIAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS AND TEMPORARY CHANGES TO SOME STATE CEPU/CWU OPERATIONS

Your Union has continued to seek further protections for members as we navigate through uncharted territory in relation to the emerging worldwide Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  These conversations between your Union and all major employer groups who employ our members are ongoing. NEW MEASURES FOR POST OFFICES Following member feedback since the outbreak worsened, we have pushed for notices, reminding

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12
Mar

Union welcomes Telstra Coronavirus leave policy

Your Union has sought further protections for members as we navigate through uncharted territory in relation to the emerging worldwide Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. These conversations continue to occur between your Union and all major employer groups who employ our members. We are pleased to share that yesterday evening, Telstra agreed to provide additional paid leave entitlements to employees, including

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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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