CWU National Secretary, Dan Dwyer, has written to Australia Post CEO, Ahmed Fahour, to request that a Christmas bonus be paid to postal workers this year.
Mr Dwyer told Mr Fahour that the Christmas bonus has been a long standing tradition at Post where workers are recognised for their extra efforts in handling Christmas mail and parcels and ensuring all are delivered as quickly as possible. Employees make many sacrifices at this time of the year to ensure this occurs he said.
Australia Post’s underlying profit was up last year hence Post are able to provide its hard working employees with a show of appreciation for their extra efforts.
Post can afford it. The 2.5% pay increase in Dec this year is not even up with inflation over the year. Indeed Post has consistently delivered pay cuts in real terms (below CPI) to its rank-and-file workers for the last 5 years.