Finally, after our long and difficult struggle to achieve a fairer financial return for Licensees' investment, hard work and efforts, the Jan LIPOMs has delivered a decent pay rise to most Licensees.
Unfortunately, despite assurances that there was no planned increase, it has been discovered that Australia Post has advertised another price hike for POBs for 2016. Most licensees found out about this via Facebook and the LPOG website. Understandably as Licensees having to justify this price hike at the coal face to our customers, we are greatly dismayed.
The 30 day period for the Minister to refuse the increase in the BPR expired today.
This excellent news means that from Monday the 4th Jan 2016 the BPR will rise to $1 for the basic postage rate, and Licensees will see a substantial pay rise for the first time in years.
These newletters are published and distributed to all NSW Licensees by Terry Ashcroft. Each year Terry tries to inspire us all to look out side our LPOs and grow our Industry. The information is relevant to all Licensees, but as Terry is NSW based, the mailing list is NSW only. You are welcome to print from this website.
His calendar this year is great.
Download Newsletter Here: Terry Ashcroft 2016 newsletter.pdf
Terry Ashcroft Annual Calendar :Terry Ashcroft_Calendar 2016.pdf
LPOG is looking to find you, because you are facing a very bleak future, and you need to come in and help figure out the solutions for your version of LPO, if you want to survive.
According to the PIP Report V.2 there is 155 LPOs that are in Category F - affectionately known as F Troop.
This is the only category of LPOs that have not had any increase in parcel payments from the much publicized recent increases. F Troop LPOs deliver every parcel for their area for the grand pittance of the POB scanning payment.
So are you in F Troop? If so please contact email@example.com and help contribute to finding urgent solutions for your survival.
It has been a long tough road for many Licensee over the last few years. The increased parcel payments for many LPOs are starting to have a positive impact on the financial stress. The BPR will lift to $1 on the 4th Jan 2016 and many LPOs will be in the black for the first time in a long while. It will be glorious to be able to pay our bills and also pay ourselves for a good few months. 2 x 4 day breaks will give us all a good rest after the busy period, with the comforting thought of the advanced POB payment being available with the Jan LIPOMs. Make sure you opt in for that before the 8th Jan 2016. Enjoy the break one and all.
The Government has finally responded to the Senate Inquiry's report, handed down in September 2014.
The new Minister for Communications points out that his new job is now titled - Minister for Communications. Way back the position used to be called the Post Master General. That could give Licensees a few hints about the future priorities in the digital future.
The Minister was addressing the Telstra Digital Summit 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i09j72D_9xo