During a recent Union workplace visit, a NSW box-sorter was discovered to be employed less than the three hours per day minimum engagement provided for in EBA8.
Box-sorters are not second-class and shouldn’t be treated as such — they’re entitled to the same EBA conditions of employment as every other Award level employee.
State level discussions occurred with the NSW Branch Secretary resulting in a review of every network across NSW and the ACT.
The first network review was finalised in August and reported back to the first of many meetings with management where it was identified that a further five PDO positions did not meet the minimum engagement.
The Branch was successful in having these positions upgraded in accordance with the EBA.
Further meetings are planned in the next few weeks to review the outcomes at the remaining networks.
If you are a Retail PDO, or work in a Post Office where you are aware that PDOs are not engaged at the minimum level of three hours per day, please contact your Branch Official immediately for assistance and resolution.