The increase in workload within the SPDO2 Relief designation has been a sore point for members for quite some time. The issue has been exacerbated by ongoing staffing issues across the network. The Union has continued to seek additional payments for SPDO2s experiencing increased workloads, holding a number of discussions over recent months with Australia Post at the national level.
Today, the Federal Government released its discussion paper on modernising Australia Post, initiating a public consultation process, seeking comment and submissions prior to contemplating making any changes to the nation’s postal services. Foreshadowing our Union’s submission, any changes to Australia’s robust postal service must enhance our community services, not water them down, and continue to provide quality, secure jobs for
Members would be aware of the software update Australia Post rolled out onto drivers’ scanners earlier this week. This update has been rolled out without consultation. Ironically, van safety checks have been subject to dispute on previous occasions, including where members were expected to carry out pseudo mechanical checks on vans. On that occasion, we were able to drag Australia
Postal workers will be campaigning in Canberra on Monday 31 October, protesting moves to rob Canberrans of their local post office. The popular Civic Square Post Office is scheduled to shut its doors for the last time in November following unsuccessful lease negotiations. Communication Workers Union Central Branch Secretary, Shane Murphy, said plans to permanently shut the local Civic Square
The Minister has requested for an operational review of Australia Post to be undertaken, following operational briefings from Government Business Enterprises, such as Australia Post, to the incoming Albanese Labor Government. That review has commenced through the establishment of joint working parties. The make-up of those working parties includes, at the request of the Minister, representatives of your Union. Importantly,
Neil Jackson, a postal worker from Hay in the Riverina region, is retiring after a remarkable 47 years of service to his local community. He has been a postie in the Hay area since 1975, becoming a popular and well-respected face about the town. “It started out as a job, but after 20, 30 years it becomes a lifestyle,” says
As COVID restrictions continue to be relaxed and our society, as a whole, returns to some sort of post-COVID ‘normality,’ Australia Post has ceased contactless delivery arrangements, in most circumstances. Members will remember an earlier attempt to prematurely remove this requirement involved an inappropriate and unreasonable direction for members to question customers on their COVID-19 infection status. This direction was
Attached is correspondence from the PDC Admin LWG to Australia Post CEO Paul Graham, and Australia Post’s response to that correspondence. The matter continues to be represented at the state and national level. Affected members will be kept updated.
Today, some members across various regions received directions, during toolbox talks, to wind-back contactless deliveries of signature-required articles. A wider distribution of this direction was scheduled to occur on Monday. This unsafe directive to members involved questioning a customer on their COVID-19 infection and symptomatic status prior to handing over a scanner to receive a signature on delivery. This unreasonable directive put
As members are well aware, off the back of a faster than expected economic rebound – inflation is soaring. When we wrapped up EBA10 negotiations last year, members overwhelmingly voted in favour of the Agreement – breaking records in both voter participation and levels of support. And for good reason –EBA10 locked up important job security provisions, introduced new allowances