LEEP Meetings - What do they do for you?

The latest round of LEEP meetings is almost concluded in most states and LPOG is seeking feed back on the success, or not, of this program. There are 2 rounds of LEEP meetings each year, with a lot of resources directed towards the process. But does it provide Australia Post and Licensees value for money? The format of the latest round was more focused on providing information to assist Licensees to manage our business resources, but did it do that? Or could it have been more successful? 

Interested in your feed back!

With the level of information available instantly via digital methods in today's world, the ability to present new and informative material is quite difficult. When combined with the range of LPOs and experience of Licensees, it might be even harder to meet expectations. 

What would help or interest you as part of the future LEEP program? The tyranny of distance and time is always going to be an issue for Licensees, but what presentations might encourage your interests, or meet your expectations, for future LEEP programs?

Comments

Wormies72's picture

So many times issues come up with deliveries or what ever and those from AP in attendance refuse to answer questions cause those that can answer the questions are not in attendance, even though they were invited. Said parties decline to attend. Ahhhh Nooooo. You are handsomely paid corporate employees. You were asked to attend, so get your arse to the meeting and answer the god damn questions. An open mic night would be a good start. We all go there seeking answers and all we get shown is how to sell ice-creams. In the last meeting that I attended they spoke of nothing I had already read/seen in senate estimates, read on LPOG website or the LPO's United site. So unless they can get a greater reach of the other departments to attend, then no longer worth my effort to go like bat out of hell after closing to attend

Wormies72's picture

Although, I was impressed on how we were thanked for saving A corporate outlet from becoming an licensed Post Office due to our store to store buying. Really??? WTF?????? So the Store to store buying has nothing to do with saving the LPO and everything to do with saving another corporate. Just think about that for a moment.

Frankie's picture

That is an interesting last comment Wormies.
In all the digging that has been done over the years
Has anything been found about the initial decision to
Convert corps to LPOs? Or anything about that time? And they are still doing it?

Kipper's picture

how much CPOs pay for the stock that they sell?

LPOGroup's picture

Yes, we know all about that history. Basically where an CPO is not profitable, it is converted to an LPO and the real estate is sold off, and then AP gets the Licensees to reinvest personal funds to reinstate the infrastructure, and AP gets the cake and eats it too, with reduced costs and money in the back. The Union reps at the Senate Inquiry actually said they only support conversions where the CPO is not viable.

And it is still going on. But most CPOs have excess staff and we all know how hard they work generally, so it stands to reason that AP would like to convert them. LPOs are not unionised so it is easier for us to work around stuff that is not possible for CPOs. Many Licensees hire sorting staff for a couple of hours per day as needed, that cannot happen at a CPO. Plus we can chop and change our rosters as we want, also move locations as we want, and we can change our business to suit the local conditions as we want. There are a lot of down sides but there is also some good bits. Especially if we get the money back in our banks.

seaview49's picture

Personally the LEEP has not worked for me. I am in Apollo Bay and the Meetings are in Geelong. It is on a weekday, being a a Sole Trader/Licensee it is impossible to drive alone and be back through the dark windy roads of the Great Ocean Road all alone. Sorry, the distance and being alone is against my desire to get to them.

seaview49's picture

Personally the LEEP has not worked for me. I am in Apollo Bay and the Meetings are in Geelong. It is on a weekday, being a a Sole Trader/Licensee it is impossible to drive alone and be back through the dark windy roads of the Great Ocean Road all alone. Sorry, the distance and being alone is against my desire to get to them.

maggiesimpson's picture

We finally had a LEEP meeting only half hour away from us and it was on a Sunday, woohoo you beauty, changed other plans to be home for it and the Tuesday before it I got a phone call saying it was cancelled. Not happy Jan :( but I guess I shouldn't expect anything else from AP.