CWU T&S WEEKLY BULLETIN NO 2020 /
12 July 2020
POST PAY BONUS
Post has advised staff as follows:
Our Australia Post, StarTrack and Decipha Award covered people will receive a payment equivalent to one per cent of their gross taxable income. Our Post Office licensees and Community Postal Agents will receive $500 per register and our Australia Post and StarTrack Courier contractor delivery drivers will receive a $250 voucher each.
POST - SOME INTERESTING NUMBERS
When advising of the 1% bonus, Post also advised:
Our Deliveries teams faced Christmas-level peak volumes, with some days up 90 per cent compared to last year, while implementing social distancing and dealing with fewer domestic flights and international delays. As a result, our Customer Service teams handled more enquires than ever, including helping many Australians taking their first steps into online shopping. In April alone over 200,000 new shoppers bought for the first time online, and a million more people overall are shopping online every week when compared to the average in 2019.
POST MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
This week the Senate conducted a hearing to allow opponents to the every second day delivery proposal to be heard. There was much publicity about CEPU and ALP opposition. In the end the CEPU supported the every second day delivery proposal after a last minute deal with Post. The deal was not supported by 3 of the 7 branches. The deal is set out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). It was described as a "massive" win. The deal will benefit some designations but will not cover technical staff.
POST EBA TALKS DELAYED FOR A YEAR
Part of the deal with Post is an agreement between Post and CEPU to defer EBA talks for 13 months. (till 9 August 2021). There will be no pay rise this year or until a new EBA is agreed and certified. Some delivery staff will receive a 15% penalty until then.
Post (AP) has also agreed to certain terms (which do not apply to technical staff):
2.1 While AP is unable to guarantee there will be no loss of jobs due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, AP will not make any permanent full-time or part-time employee . involuntarily redundant (in certain circumstances)
2.2 Before AP makes an employee referred to in clause 2.1(b) of this MOU involuntarily redundant, the relevant State Secretary of the CEPU . will first meet and discuss the employee's circumstances
Negotiating for a new Enterprise Agreement with the Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA) will commence within the next 2 weeks. Would any members contact me so that we can obtain your views?
Authorised by Dan Dwyer Branch Secretary
CWU Telecommunications & Services Branch, Sydney City, NSW.