Now that the expansion of the Melbourne Parcel Facility (MPF) and Sydney Parcel Facility (SPF) has been completed and throughput rates and performance on the Large Parcel Sorting System (LPSS), Post is proposing to review the staffing arrangements for LPSS and dock areas at these sites.
But to allow time to implement the review and any changes arising Post proposes to extend the existing transition period at both MPF and SPF from the end of January to the end of June 2016.
During the extended transition period Post will want to continue the engagement of fixed term and casual employees beyond January 2016.
However the issue of fixed term and casual employees at MPF has been before the Fair Work Commission a number of times with recommendations requiring that fixed term employees who have been working for more than 2 years should be converted to permanent. And, the issue of who does extra work at MPF is subject to a FWC recommendation that the parties will have discussions at the local level.
The CWU will be requesting consultation at the state and local level on at MPF and SPF to ensure Post complies with FWC recommendations and its obligations under the enterprise agreement.