CWU members have told the union that ABnote employees have said they were told 2 months ago that they have purchased a company with the announcement expected early Nov. The story goes they too were offered packages prior to the purchase announcement, since the purchase all packages placed on hold. Apparently the Post management team are actively seeking employment within the industry.
The CWU National Office had previously raised concerns in relation to the consultative process in PostConnect. We have now asked Post whether they have spoken to ABnote about the purchase outright of PostConnect and about taking Australia Post employees to ABnote? We have also asked if Post has spoken to other companies about the purchase outright of PostConnect?
This information is requested in order to enable meaningful consultation and a genuine opportunity to influence any decisions in relation to the future of PostConnect. We will keep you advised.
Of course the closure of PostConnect is not part of the 900 job losses. Indeed, the first tranche - round 3 of the corporate headcount reduction (Post’s terminology) will commence in the New Year.