No consultation. Leaked to the media. Two meetings with Australia Post have not resulted in any significant news. Post shows no respect for workers.
What we do know is this:
Every job is important to us whether long standing, an industry wise manager or a worker who knows how to get things done quickly.
We will fight to ensure that if a member wants to stay in Post, then our member will be fully supported by us.
Post did consult some state individuals – but no one from the union head office – one of the individuals is blamed from the leak.
The Job cuts are a “head count” move – they decided how much they wanted to save and converted it into jobs cuts – about 900 jobs.
From the jobs in scope, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 5 jobs will be made redundant.
Post say they have no idea yet where the cuts will be – they are now looking for savings in all business units – initial feedback is expected by 20 June
Post will not give us an assurance that no jobs will be outsourced
The jobs “in scope” include clerical, admin, management, IT, HR, Retail, CMS, finance, back office, Decipha and StarTrack. This covers contract and EBA staff.
The jobs not “in scope” are “customer facing” jobs such as retail, delivery, operations, transport
Volunteers and job swaps will be available – Most jobs will be in Melbourne HQ but some in Sydney. There may be others.
CWU can expect initial redundancy notices (Form A) from mid July.
Watch our web page at http://cwu.org.au/ for further updates.