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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.

1. NBN Co enterprise agreement talks begin
2. CWU queries Telstra on vehicle monitoring
3. Unions call for clarity on asbestos agency future
4. Visionstream agreement: negotiations continue
5. Telstra targets Asia for expansion
6. NBN Co renews greenfields contracts
7. Optus increases profits on back of job cuts
8. Telstra to build major Wi-Fi network
9. Telstra throws lifeline to ICT research organisation

Friday, 30 May 2014

1. Major expansion of Australia Post services into the weekend
2. Workers salary should ontinue to be adjusted for super says union
3. Organising for safe workplaces
4. National Delivery Forum: Delivery of new equipment and concerns re the     Honda NBC 110  Motorcycles
5. MPF/SPF expansion well underway
6. Federal Budget - who wins, who loses
7. Changes in Federal Budget to superannuation
8. Most Canadians want to keep door-to-door delivery
9. Household parcel boxes hailed as "greatest development"since mailbox
10. UK logistics company launches evening delivery service

Friday, 23 May 2014

Saturday Services
Meeting with Australia Post Senior Management regarding Saturday Services

Your Union attended a meeting in Melbourne late last week with Senior Australia Post management regarding the announcements made to the American Chamber of Commerce by the CEO, Ahmed Fahour, on the expansion of services on Saturdays from next year.

We received NO new information and Australia Post management were adamant that the first they knew of the plans were after the CEO had made the announcements and that the CEO had made the announcements without discussion with any of his most senior executives.

Australia Post management stated at this stage they have NO idea of how an expanded Saturday service would work and a “blank canvas” exists.

We have written to Australia Post demanding that they withdraw a Q and A for Managers that states your Union was briefed on how these changes would affect members and how it would work.

At this stage Senior Management are not in a position to say how members would be affected as they have NO plans apart from the CEO’s statement.

We outlined a number of initial concerns with the proposal such as members being forced to work on Saturdays and Postal Retail outlets being forced into the red by opening up to limited foot traffic on Saturday.

We need to hear from you on your thoughts and ideas on the proposal to open retail outlets and delivery of parcels and Express Post on Saturdays.

Send an email to

We will keep you fully informed on events as they occur.

Vale Jim Armstrong
Jim Armstrong, former Assistant Secretary of the APTU Vic Branch.
A Union Official since 1977 up until his retirement.
The CWU extends its sympathy to Jim's Family for their loss.

Family and friends are invited to
attend the Funeral to be held at
St Aidan's Anglican Church,
64 Robert Street Parkdale at
11am Wednesday 14 May

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1. More job cuts at Optus
2. Slash and burn: Abbott releases Commission of Audit report
3. Attack on minimum wage reveals government's real agenda
4. M2 announces cuts to staff
5. CWU engages Telstra on grading issues
6. Telstra job swap policy
7. Connection delays pose challenge to NBN
8. Telco sector productivity low says report
9. 457 review: stand up for Australian jobs and training opportunities
10. Unions oppose Abbott tax grab
11. How to raise revenue: close tax loop holes for global IT giants

Friday, 2 May 2014

1. Audit Commission calls for Post privatisation
2. Audit Report proposes other cuts
3. Members critcise changes to APSS - FAS freeze for many for years
4. 457 review: stand up for Australian jobs and training opportunities
5. Stand up, speak out, come home
6. Big Brown waves white flag
7. Vale Jim Armstrong

Friday, 9 May 2014