Decipha CPI wage increases


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 .

Whilst CPI for the current quarter has not yet been determined, the conflict unfolding in Ukraine will only add further pressure to members’ cost of living – driven largely by an increase in transportation costs as western nations continue to apply sanctions against Russia, which includes their fuel exports.

Your Union  secured agreement with Australia Post late last year for safeguards to the wages of members, employed under the Australia Post EBA, against upward trends in CPI. A commitment to ensure that wages raised under that EBA would increase by at least the rate of CPI was subsequently given.

Today, we’ve secured the same agreement for members employed by Decipha.

If CPI rises above 3% during the life of the Decipha EBA, our members’ wages will not be increased by just 3%, but will at least match the rate of CPI for the preceding 12-month period.

This guarantees that members will not be left behind being unable to keep up with the cost of living, as our economy continues to rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine continues to develop.

This is an good outcome to be reached outside the bargaining period and one which would certainly not have been secured without the strong density of our Union’s membership across Australia Post and Decipha.

It is important that we continue to grow in strength at Australia Post, to continue delivering the best possible outcomes for our members and their families. If you work with somebody who is not yet a CWU member, ask them to join today.

Should you require any further information, please contact us on 9387 0189

Yours In Unity,
Leroy Lazaro, Secretary
CWU P+T Branch of Victoria