Australia Post

27
Jul

A joint update on the Hornsby delivery trial: outcomes & next steps

With a great set of outcomes and our Hornsby posties expressing a strong desire to conitnue working under the new delivery model they have been trialling, the trial will now be extended to a number of additional sites across the country, to ensure it works in other environments, following consultation and agreement with state based CWU representatives. A joint update

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16
Jun

A joint update on the Hornsby delivery trial

The feedback from posties participating in the Hornsby delivery trial has been positive overall, so far. This is particularly so where changes have been made to ensure a ‘clear floor’ is maintained where the product that arrives is due for delivery that day, providing an average 8-hour working day with overtime remaining available.  To read the full joint update issued

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5
Apr

New FBA payments to be introduced and back-paid to SPDO2 Reliefs

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.

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2
Mar

Any changes to Australia Post must enhance services and secure jobs

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

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1
Mar

Single site delivery mode trial to commence in April

In October last year, we advised that the Federal Government had requested an operational review of Government Business Enterprises, including Australia Post. Communications Minister Michelle Rowland directed for the review at Australia Post to primarily examine the ongoing sustainability of Australia Post’s delivery model, in the face of letter volume reduction and, importantly, for this review to occur completely internally,

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17
Nov

Van scanners: safety checks, meal breaks

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

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31
Oct

Save Civic Square Post Office

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

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27
Oct

ADM: NEVER AGAIN

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,

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21
Oct

REGIONAL POSTIE NEIL JACKSON RETIRES AFTER 47 YEARS SERVICE TO HAY, NSW

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

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29
Sep

CONTACTLESS DELIVERY TO CEASE AT POST

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

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