Australia Post has commenced to sell off its franchised Post Offices and convert them into LPOs. The conversion has occurred without any consultation with the union and in breach of the Australia Post enterprise agreement.
Under the enterprise agreement, Post must comply with the Retail Post Conversion Policy. The Retail Post Conversion policy makes it clear that there should be consultation with the union prior to any conversion of Post Offices to LPOs occurring. As well conversions may only occur on the basis that the Post office is unprofitable.
Given the circumstances the CWU has sought an urgent undertaking from Post to stop the conversion of franchised Post Offices to LPOs until there has been consultation on this issue.