The CWU national office has again written to Post demanding the EUC working party make a presentation to the Post Board to protect workers from bad management decisions.
Outsourcing, like many other management initiatives, doesn’t work. It costs more. It leads to poorer service delivery.
A first request by the CWU working party to present an alternative proposal to the Post Board not to outsource EUC services and jobs has been rejected by Post.
The same faceless people who conducted the original market assessment have unilaterally decided that the working party’s proposal was “manifestly inadequate”.
What’s worrying about Post’s response is not that Post management didn’t like our alternative proposal (that was expected) but the unfairness of their refusal to allow workers whose jobs will be outsourced the opportunity to influence the decision maker.
Outsourcing EUC services will mean more job losses (about 100) in Post and potentially more people out of work. Why not let the Post Board make a decision on the working party’s proposal to keep services and save jobs?
At the moment Post have people who are specialised in postal matters. How could you get people better than this?