The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has issued a Recommendation concerning PostConnect after the CWU National Office notified a dispute on this matter. Click here for FWC Recommendation.
The CWU told the FWC that there had been no opportunity to influence not selling PostConnect and that this should have been one of the options considered.
The CWU said that Post had refused to provide the details of what it was contemplating. At every meeting Post refused requests for information saying it was ‘commercial-in-confidence’. Obviously this made the consultation process a farce.
Notwithstanding the failure of Post to have genuine consultation, we will continue to take all measures to ensure that CWU members are put into the best position to make a decision about their future. The FWC Recommendation sets out how things will happen now in relation to PostConnect.
Firstly, National level consultation will occur, including mitigation of the effects of the change and employment issues such as implementation, timing, likely labour requirements, relocation, redeployment, redundancy, location and transfer of business.
Secondly, CWU State Branches will be consulted concerning local issues.
The FWC Recommendation ensures that all the employment issues that come to the fore when a business is sold will be dealt with through the National Office of the CWU and State Branches.