As members know the CWU National Office is seeking to have a modern enterprise award for Post rather than being covered by several modern industry awards.
Under the award modernisation process, all existing enterprise awards ceased to operate at the end of 2013 unless an application was made to modernise them before that date.
In the case of Post, this would have led to most employees being covered by several different modern industry awards. None of these awards meet the specific terms and conditions of employment of Post.
The CWU considered that modernising the current Post awards (General Conditions of Employment Award, Operations Award, Technical Award, and Administrative Award) provided the best outcome for Post employees.
Some key factors for the CWU were preserving the 36.75 ordinary hours of work per week, the relevant hours of duty in respect of delivery, retail, mail transport, administration and in technical areas and 15 days of paid personal/carers leave each year.
The CWU has proposed a number of changes to the draft modern enterprise award. These issues include casual loading increased to 25% and minimum number of hours (3hours) for part-time employees in line with many industry awards and national wage case decisions.
The FWC has issued directions regarding submissions to be provided by Post and the union. A date for hearing the application has not been set as yet.
If members have any questions or comments in relation to the application for a modern enterprise award they should contact the CWU National Office on P (03) 9349 2100, F (03) 9642 0333, E email@example.com