The CWU National Office met recently with Australia Post on Retail Saturday work. Following our meeting with Retail managers your National Office has written to Australia Post to confirm agreement between Post and the union that:
On the issue of staffing, the CWU’s position is that a minimum of 2 is acceptable where the hatch only is open. But, that a minimum of 3 staff is required where the outlet is open to cover the work and for security reasons. Post have said that a minimum of 2 staff will be required to open on Saturday.
We have also asked Australia Post to confirm that the in-charge allowance will be paid in accordance with the relevant provision in the EBA.
Australia Post has said that consultation will occur with CWU State Branches on state specific issues that arise out of the above.