Australia Post has notified the CWU that it proposes to go to the market to outsource jobs in Information Digital & Technology (IDT). Australia Post will also look at offshoring jobs in IDT.
The proposal flagged by Australia Post last week involves a market evaluation of Post’s End User Computing (EUC) service. Post advise that they have briefed employees on this matter.
Approximately 1200 people, mostly contractors, work in IDT. However, about 300 people are in EUC and of these 100 are Award employees and 30 contract managers.
This means the jobs of 100 Award employees and 30 contract managers could be outsourced and/or offshored early next year. For the people in Retail Technology Transformation this will be their second restructure in 12 months. Once again there was no mention of reducing the number of contractors.
The potential outsourcing/offshoring of jobs in IDT is in addition to the 900 jobs in management, administration and support areas that are already in the pipeline to be axed by senior management before June 2015.
Your CWU national office has formally requested consultation prior to any decision being made to outsource and/or offshore jobs. Post is resisting but we are pursuing the matter.