has been posponed to the 28 May, 2017. It was originally set for 26 March, but this date has clashed with other committments.
Further updates in regard to this event will be posted in the next couple of weeks.
The LPOG has notified all LPOs of the intention to seek approval from the ACCC to undertake collective bargaining for our members for our payments, both established, and new payments, and our trading terms and conditions. LPOG has also requested that Australia Post support this process, so that we can all find a more constructive process to establish what are fair and reasonable commercial outcomes for our shared future.
The 2016 Financial Reports are now available to LPOG members, along with the 2016 AGM minutes, and can be accessed by logging in to the members area.
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Today we have learned that Mr Fahour is resigning from his position as the CEO of Australia Post.
While the relationship between Licensed Post Offices and Australia Post has been turbulent in recent years, the source of some of those issues pre-dated Mr Fahour's appointment.
LPOGroup will continue to pursue better outcomes for its Licensed Post Office members and we look forward to forging a constructive relationship with the next CEO of Australia Post.
News has been delivered that our CEO, Ahmed Fahour, has decided his time at Australia Post has drawn to a close. Whatever the opinion of our CEO, he has reformed our business from a business set in 200 year old ways, and created a new platform for the next 100 years of service to Australia. According to the news Ahmed Fahour may be interested in some charity work in the future as he considers his options.
The proposed class action that is currently attracting attention has not been instigated, nor will it be supported, by the current Board of LPOG.
As Directors of the LPOGroup our duty is to ensure that we act in the best interest of our members; this duty of care extends to securing the best long term viable and sustainable LPO network structure for LPOG members, a fairer and more robust future license agreement for LPOG members, fair and reasonable payment rates for services provided with structured increases set by industry benchmarks for LPOG members, improved member's welfare and to foster communication between all stakeholders.
Excellent news from APLAC, and Australia Post, for Licensees in regard to ARA membership. Australia Post has done a group deal for Licensees, and paid membership for all Licensees.
As from the 1 March 2017 all Licensee will have full membership to the Australian Retailer Association. The Association communicates with members via email, and Licensees will need to provide an email address to receive these updates. However it is not mandatory, and Licensees will still be able to access the services regardless of not providing an email address.
ARA is an association that exclusively supports retailers in the Australian marketplace. ARA provides marketing advice and training, governance advice and many other vital services, and Australia Post recognises that this support for Licensees in the retail environment, is a great way to provide excellent and qualified retail support for Licensees in our challenging times, rather than our network support staff being expected to provide all the answers to our questions.