The majority of our claims have now been tabled. In the coming
weeks more work will be done on the Retail Transformation Services
Agreement (RSTA), a range of issues that affect the technical workforce
and some specific transport matters.
Your Union is seeking to have strong guarantees around superannuation included in the new Agreement.
Post suggested that members be able to cash in some of their superannuation benefit to effectively fund their own pay rises!
Union will not accept this. Feedback from the vast majority of members
indicates that people will not tolerate having their superannuation in
the Defined Benefit Scheme tinkered with in any shape or form.
Union has previously indicated we are seeking a commitment that all
warnings, under the Employee Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure, are
subject to the same appeal process that occurs at inquiry level.
numerous examples provided by your Union, Post is still refusing to
concede that the process is being abused by management.
SICK LEAVE PAYOUT
Post has indicated that they will not support the payout of sick leave
when people leave Australia Post as it would cost several hundred
LONG SERVICE LEAVE
Long service leave protections were sought in the Agreement.
Post has stated they are
guaranteed in Commonwealth legislation. Your Union pointed out that the
provisions could be changed by future governments and we will still be
seeking firm commitments in EBA8.
Union is still seeking to have at least one guaranteed tea break for
all part-timers and two tea breaks for full-timers inserted into the
new Agreement. Australia Post has acknowledged that tea breaks are an
important component of OHS issues and are rethinking their current
Post has stated that an employee income protection scheme will cost in
excess of $20 million per year. A number of factors were not taken into
consideration by Australia Post and we have insisted they rework their
TELL AHMED IT’S TIME TO DELIVER A DECENT PAY RISE
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Post Date: 8th May 2013
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