Don't Go To Work Without Us!

Australia Post wants to change how you are paid
Australia Post’s proposed change to your pay would result in the loss of one week’s pay in this calendar year. This week would be paid on termination of employment.

A ‘one-off loan’ of $600 paid back at $200 per pay over 3 subsequent pay periods would be available to employees whose base salary is $100,000 or less to cover the week without pay.

Please let us know what you think about Post’s proposed changes to pay by clicking on our survey link below.

Last week the CWU National Office filed a dispute notice in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) about Australia Post’s failure to consult the union on proposed changes to how you are paid.

The FWC heard the matter on Friday, 11 July 2014 and issued a Recommendation that requires Australia Post to stop the focus groups, to consult with the CWU National union and to give the union a genuine opportunity to minimise the negative impact on employees from the proposed changes to pay. To read more click FWC recommendation.

What are the proposed changes to pay?

Basically Australia Post wants to move to an attendance based system. This means moving the pay day back one week so that people are paid in arrears (i.e. on attendance). Variable payments such as overtime, penalties, allowances and additional hours would be paid at the same time as normal base pay. Paper payslips would be gone.  People would sign up to the Australia Post Digital Mailbox or Workforce Access to receive payslips.

Currently Australia Post pays people part in advance (rostered) and part in arrears (attendance).

Australia Post says their focus groups show that there is overwhelming support for the proposal.

The CWU recognises that there is some advantage in being paid penalties, etc. at the same time as normal pay. But we think the proposal in its current form will impact negatively on employees.

Your National Office will put alternative proposals to Australia Post to try and mitigate negative impacts on employees of Post’s proposal.

1. CWU meets with Telstra on scheduling and dispatch redundancies
2. Customer  Service Delivery restructure continues
3. NBN Co to launch second major FTTN trial: report
4. Telstra introduces new on-line performance management system
5. Customer Service Delivery performance measures
6. Reminder: annual leave loading in Telstra
7. Union won wage & superannuation rises flows through to millions of workers
8. Unpaid overtime threatening productivity, report warns
9. Tasmanian anti-protest legislation a threat to labour, civil rights
10. Unpaid superannuation: a billion dollar problem

Friday, 11 July 2014

1. CWU demands consultation over job cuts
2. Will Saturday work be forced on Post Office workers?
3. Trial for Honda NBC110 intermediate block pattern motorcycle tyre
4. Is Australia Post serious about health and safety?
5. Making a modern Australia Post award
6. What Post is not telling the Australian public
7. Deeper sort breaks will impact on jobs in smaller States
8. CWU refresher training for HSRs

Friday, 4 July 2014

The union office has relocated to
75 Melville Road BRUNSWICK WEST

New Phone: 03 9387 0189
New Fax: 03 9387 3512
New Postal Address:

Previous Phone: 03 9600 9100 & fax: 03 9600 9133
these numbers are being transferred to our new location.

Mail being sent to PO BOX 1052 Nth Melbourne
is being redirected to our new Postal Address

By Public Transport -
Take Tram 55 from William Street in the city

By Car -
We are close to the corner of Victoria Street & Melville Road; there is free street parking but remember to check the signs carefully.