Following several meetings between the CWU National Office and Post, Post has agreed that volunteers will be used to staff corporate post offices on Saturdays. All staff will either receive a penalty of 50% extra or overtime rates for Saturday work. Post offices will open from 9.00 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. with all staff paid for 4 hours to enable 15 minutes either side of the shift to open and close.
To ensure equity a roster system will be applied on an area basis if the Saturday shifts are over-subscribed. Approximately 95% of corporate outlets will be open to trade. A small number of outlets will open the parcel hatch only.
The CWU has put to Post that a minimum of 2 employees is required for hatch only for reasons of health and safety, security and to cater for the higher volumes of parcels expected during the peak season. Post is still proposing a minimum of 2 staff where the front door of a post office is open and a minimum of 1 employee where the parcel hatch only is open. State and local consultation should be occurring on staffing issues. If you are not satisfied with staffing for your post office or hatch then contact your CWU State branch.