The Union representing postal workers has welcomed a Senate Committee decision requiring Australia Post to reveal the $5.6 million salary of Chief Executive Ahmed Fahour, after determining it was overwhelmingly in the public interest.
The Union’s National Secretary Greg Rayner said it was disgraceful that Australia Post would hide this information from workers and the public.
“Mr Fahour is the highest paid public servant in the country, and the public, including Australia Post workers who are currently negotiating their own wage agreement, have a right to know.”
Mr Rayner said this was yet another example of corporate greed at the expense of quality and reliable postal services and cautioned Australia Post on it’s poor cry approach to current enterprise agreement negotiations.
"It is obvious that Australia Post's executives aren't subject to the government's 2 per cent wage rise policy – and we would reasonably expect this to also be the case when it comes to our members’ wage talks currently underway.
“If Australia Post can afford to pay its executive group these exhorbitant salaries, it can afford to make sure the humble postie’s pay does not go backwards.”
National President Shane Murphy said these obscene salaries had clearly come at the expense of service reliability, jobs losses and unfair superannuation benefit cuts.
“Mr Fahour’s ongoing cuts and penny pinching have lead to continual service failures affecting speed and reliability, despite customers now paying more for the service.”
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