Australia Post has failed to consult your union about a number of changes being proposed which will affect jobs across a wide range of work areas. The first of these were the 900 jobs in the admin areas – where we were told through the media.
Two meetings with Post have been held, but Post failed to disclose their proposals. As a result we have notified a dispute to the Fair Work Commission.
National Assistant Secretary, Martin O’Nea, commented:
“Australia Post has breached the EBA. We have demanded that Australia Post consult on the Corporate Plan due to be submitted to the Federal government in July. Any plan that would involve workplace change should be discussed with your Union first so that we may have a “bona fide” opportunity to influence the decision maker. That has not happened.
We are seeking information about Post’s request to the Ministe'r to water down the Community Service Obligations (CSO). The Minister's office have confirmed with us that Post intend to make such a request. It’s ironic that the Ministers office have been more open on the issue than Post management. Any reduction to the CSO would obviously have a big impact on members’ livelihoods.
CWU will keep members up to date on events as they occur.
National Assistant Secretary Martin O’Nea was interviewed by Radio Adelaide’s “Your rights at night” show.
A number of Australia Post issues were discussed including the recent proposed 900 Job cuts and the CEO’s continuing talking down of the traditional Mail service.