Australia Post is creating its own #PostalPandemic
They’ve asked the Government to approve regulatory changes which pose an immediate threat to our postal service and the take-home pay and jobs of Australia Post workers across the country.
The regulatory changes allow Australia Post to cut back daily postie services and attack essential workers’ job security and take-home pay.
Australia’s postal service is more important now, than ever. Making cuts to the network will leave Australians without a quality postal service right when they need it the most.
It will also put the livelihoods of Australia Post workers at risk – the very workers who have been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, putting themselves, and their families, in harm’s way in order to keep the community safe and moving.
Attacking our postal service and the jobs of Australia Post workers at any time is bad enough. To do it during a global pandemic is disgraceful.
And it gets worse – while Australia Post says these changes are short-term requirements to deal with the current pandemic, it is refusing to provide a guarantee the changes won’t be permanent.
In fact, we think winding back their regulatory requirements is setting up our Australia Post to be sold off to the highest bidder. And the Government isn’t ruling it out, either.
We need the Parliament to stop these regulatory changes. Australia Post has already confirmed one in four delivery jobs will be cut. If we don’t act now, who will be next?
Will you help us save Australia Post?
Please share this message with your colleagues, friends and family – and ask them to log on to www.postalpandemic.com.au and do the same.
Postal & Telecommunication Workers Union Victoria
3 June 2020