The CWU has told the FWC that the union cannot accept the loss of a week’s pay.
We also told the FWC that repaying a loan to make up for the loss of a week’s pay was not acceptable.
CWU National Secretary, Dan Dwyer, emphasised that it would cost Post not one cent more to make up the loss of a week’s pay because under the current system they would have to pay it anyway. “This is costing Post nothing,” said Dan.
The CWU emphasised the strong opposition by employees to Post’s proposal that they skip a week’s pay this year and have the loss made up on termination of employment.
Post has rejected the union’s “efficient processing” proposal to move the pay calculation date and align penalty payments and base pay without shifting the pay day to the extent proposed by Post.
We re-put our first proposal – pay a week’s pay in the transition week to bridge the gap.
Post has agreed to further consider the union’s proposals and to extend the consultation process.
They had wanted the consultation to finish on 7th August and commence their communications spin and implementation steps the following week.
The FWC issued a further Recommendation following the conference on 7th August2014. Click here to read the Recommendation.
A further conference will be held at FWC on 15th August 2014.