Post met the CWU this week (21 Oct) on a proposed review of PostConnect that could see the business enter into a joint venture with another business, selling the business or shutting down the business.
Curiously, it was not until the union put the rumours of selling the business that Post came clean on these plans and that they were not talking about just restructuring the business.
PostConnect currently employs 109 employees nationally including 98 people covered by the Australia Post EBA. The majority of jobs are in Vic and NSW. 20+ jobs and the South Australian site have already gone as part of the 900 job cuts. These job cuts have already affected people across all States.
CWU National Secretary, Dan Dwyer demanded that Post advises the union on what opportunities the union will have to influence the decision and where and how that will occur. Post is yet to respond.
In the meantime, Post is planning site visits with the relevant CWU state branch in attendance. This will provide an opportunity for workers to ask questions and express their views about any sell off or shut down of PostConnect.