Ashcroft 2014 Reflections and Insights for LPOs
The Ashcroft newsletter is distributed to all NSW Licensees every year by an experienced LPO broker, Terry Ashcroft, who is based in NSW.
The information contained in the newsletter is relevant to every Licensee from the bottom of Tasmania to the top of Australia, from coast to coast. We all need to take a long hard look at how accepting we are of letting someone else sort out the mess we are in. Many Licensees felt that by not paying membership fees to POAAL that we had made a difference. That has turned out to be a big mistake on our behalf. The rot did not stop.
POAAL claims our membership and the right to hold our payments as they are, because we own a License to operate an LPO. The fact that we are not allowed membership of POAAL for various reasons, or have made a decision not to financially contribute to POAAL has removed our say in our future and our business. POAAL Directors state that Licensees are fairly paid for the work we do. 3 out of 4 POAAL Directors that presented evidence to the Senate Inquiry on the 5th December, do not own or operate LPOs. The 4th Director states that an efficient LPO can find and deliver parcels in 10 - 15 seconds. As Licensees we have been remiss in allowing this situation to fester. Every working Licensee should have an equal voice in the payment schedule and working conditions for our business.
Every Licensee should view the Senate Inquiry posting, especially part 1 to see for themselves who is representing their interests and their future.
The sessions can be viewed by clicking on the link under the Senate Inquiry news item on this web site.