Following CWU National Office demands for information on the impact on jobs from deeper sort breaks Australia Post has come clean about plans to cut 99 jobs from large and small letter parcel delivery.
More than half of the job cuts are in Qld, WA and SA/NT. The remainder of the job cuts will be in Vic/Tas and NSW (even split). These job cuts are separate from the 900 job cuts recently announced by Post.
The new sorting equipment at Melbourne Parcel Facility and Sydney Parcel Facility will enable additional large parcel interstate breaks for Qld, WA and SA/NT. While the new Multi Product Sorter at Sydney Gateway Facility will enable interstate resort plans for small parcels to postcode level in Qld, WA and SA/NT.
The CWU national office view is that savings from these extra breaks should be used to reduce the amount of contractor indoor work before cutting postal workers jobs.
Post is now briefing CWU State secretaries on the proposed cuts.