Australia Post managers are not well informed regarding their roles and responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act. In particular, the requirements under Consultation, Representation and Participation and the requirements under the legislation regarding HSRs and Deputy HSRs This includes when the union conducts elections under the Act.
Comcare has told Post to review its training to managers in the Transport hub and other management representatives following a Comcare investigation into HSR elections at Bayswater Business Hub.
Comcare has also recommended that AP, in conjunction with the union, ensures all workers in the workplace have adequate training and understanding re their rights and responsibilities in relation to WHS consultation issue resolution and representation including conduct of HSR and DHSR elections.
Your CWU National Office is following up with Post.