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2018-02-27

technical workforce under-staffed

Technical workforce already under-staffed

Ten technical positions have been identified as potentially affected by Post’s headcount reduction project. Honestly, the audacity.

Overtime in tech areas, especially at the Sydney Parcel Facility where management have totally blundered the implementation of new machines, is through the roof. Literally, through the roof. Some of the overtime levels sighted by the Union have blown us away as totally unbelievable – in fact some of us didn’t believe it until management were forced to deck their resourcing for the past year and we saw it with our own eyes.

The understaffing at this facility is so bad, technical management are leaking information to us about production staff being directed to undertake technical duties on the maintenance platform.

This doesn’t do anybody any favours. Production staff are not qualified to perform many of the duties associated with the technical workforce – limiting their capability on the platform to begin with. This puts our production members and others around them at considerable risk.

To be told that there are potentially ten positions within the technical workgroup that are surplus to requirements is just astounding and is not in any way genuine. To add to the confusion – an advertisement seeking applications for techs was recently spotted on Post’s website.

We’ll be dealing with this mess through the consultation process. Watch this space closely.

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