Managements, Microsoft Teams

Reports are in from St Kilda delivery centre where the CEO, Paul Graham, James Dixon (Manager deliveries Southern region) Vance Duke (Head of last mile southern region) Theresa Smith (Territory manager central) along with an entourage of approx. 5 others were in attendance to spruik the benefits of employees downloading an Australia Post version of Microsoft … Read more

Functional Allowance For Relievers (SPDO 2)

Australia Post have finally agreed to pay relievers the functional allowance (currently $11.28) per day when relieving on rounds that have more than a days mail to deliver. This will be backdated to 26th March 2023. While this increase in the pay packet of a reliever is welcome news it does not address the fundamental problems … Read more

Staff attitude survey (Our AP Way Say)

As Members would be aware Australia Post are once again conducting their staff attitude survey “Our AP Way Say” (Formally known as Say 2 Action) . These surveys are 100% voluntary and it’s entirely Your choice to participate or not. Before Members make their decision to participate or not your Union believes Members should consider the following: Since … Read more

Bulletin re Round Level dual bags

Members in DC’s in a number of areas will have received notification that as from Wednesday 15th March 2023 posties will be expected to break up individual bags of parcels across two paired rounds. While this process was introduced in certain DC’s in the eastern and south eastern regions several years ago, this time around there … Read more

Postal services discussion paper

Dear Members The government has put out a discussion paper asking the public to give their views on what a modern postal service should look like. This document is referred to as the Postal Services Modernisation It is extremely important that members take the time to read the discussion paper, Postal Services Modernisation and put … Read more

Applications for returning officer and assistant returning officer

Written applications are sought for the role of returning officer and assistant returning officer as required under our Union rules for the purposes of the quadrenial Union elections in 2023. Written applications should be submitted to Branch Secretary Leroy Lazaro Nominations close C.O.B Thursday 1st December 2022.The roles will be selected at the next … Read more

Signatures on scanners

Today, members in delivery and transport received direction during toolbox talks to wind-back contactless deliveries of signature-required articles. Management’s unsafe directions to members involves questioning a customer on their COVID-19 infection and symptomatic status prior  to receiving a signature on delivery. This unreasonable management directive puts members at an unnecessary and avoidable risk of contracting COVID-19 and/or … Read more

Decipha CPI wage increases

DECIPHA WORKERS’ WAGE RISES AGAINST COST OF LIVING PRESSURES As our cities emerge from various states of lockdowns, the housing market continues to perform strongly, rents are increasing and employers are on a hiring spree. With this, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped to 3.5% for the 12 months to the December 2021 quarter . … Read more

APSS merger

APSS merger with Australian Retirement Trust Members will recall communications last year explaining that the APSS was undertaking a due diligence exercise into a potential merger with another superannuation fund. That process has been completed and the APSS has today announced that it intends to proceed with the merger with the Australian Retirement Trust on … Read more

Motions for quarterly general meeting Saturday 19th March

Ukraine That this General meeting of Members of the Victorian Branch of the Communications Workers Union resolves to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the actions of Vladimir Putin and his murderous invasion of Ukraine. We stand united with all citizens of a free and democratic Ukraine, and all citizens of the world who believe … Read more