Communications Union National Secretary Greg Rayner today welcomed Australia Post’s return to profitability, saying it presented an opportunity to invest in the workforce for sustained success.
“Getting the company back into the black following such substantial losses last year is welcome news,” said Mr Rayner.
“This result is built on the back of hard work by Australia Post employees who demonstrated commitment to the principles of the Accord signed between the union and Australia Post late last year to assist with reform implementation.
“That role should be recognised as we prepare to engage in bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement later this year.
“Workers want to be a part of the solution for Australia Post and we’re confident the company wants to work together to guarantee everyone benefits from a sustainable business model into the future.”
Mr Rayner said the union expects job security, safety at work, fair pay, secure superannuation and quality, on time services for customers to be priorities during this round of talks.
“You just can’t build a sustainable business without employees who feel safe and secure in their jobs.
“Ultimately this is a business whose foundation is a professional and dedicated workforce so it is in everyone’s interest that those qualities are recognised in any new Agreement.
“We want to see Australia Post succeed and remain an Australian institution for decades to come. That will only happen with a dedicated workforce that feels valued.”
The current enterprise agreement EBA8 expires at the end of this year and the union is currently consulting with members ahead of negotiations.
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