National

LPOs Senate Champion Ron Boswell

Update on Ron.

Bossie called today to let us know he is on the mend. He has been in hospital for over 4 months and has been to the brink and back. Today was his first day back on his 2 feet and he sounded very happy. He has asked us to thank all the many people who sent him cards to cheer him along. He was overwhelmed and very appreciated of all the good wishes and support from his Post Office people. He said he would like to reply to everyone but there was so many it would take him too long and he wanted to get his thanks out there as quickly as possible.

LPOG AGM – Willis Towers Watson Competition

AND THE WINNER IS .....Mail Management! Congratulations on cracking the code correctly

Personal Accident Insurance increased 10 years!

LPOG AGM – Willis Towers Watson Competition

Enter for your chance to win a brand new iPad Air!

Willis Towers Watson, in partnership with the LPO Group, is providing all LPOs the opportunity to win a brand new iPad Air as part of the 6th AGM weekend gathering to be held in Perth, WA on the 26 October 2019 in Fremantle. Please click on the attached Terms and Conditions for the entry details and good luck!

Willis Towers Watson - LPOGroup - AGM competition - Oct 2019.pdf

Primary Sorting of Parcels – where we are at 24 Jun 2019

Sadly, no joy for those LPOs that provide a primary sort on behalf of the delivery arm of Australia Post, under the reformed payment scheme.

Since the inception of LPOG in 2013 we have endeavoured to bring the LPO Agreement to the point where Licensees are paid fairly for what they actually do. A bug-bear for many years past has been by reference to the costs and efforts in dealing with parcels, exacerbated by the advent of on-line shopping. 

On this theme our involvement with Post and payment reform (especially since Nicole Sheffield took on the project circa Sept 2018) was premised by an acceptance that a reduced rate letter handling fee (MMF payment) made better sense and could be agreed upon, as the flip-side presented by Post was for a lodgement or delivery scan payment to be paid for all work, on a per item basis, for parcel handling by Licensees. We agreed to work with AP to that intent and LPOG has been so engaged for many months on this project. 
 
As with any issue across the whole network anomalies are thrown up. As most of you would be aware, over the years Licensees who conduct Primary Sorts have had ever increasing workloads due to the ever-increasing numbers of parcels coming through the system.   

The Dashboards - A Sea of Red or Fountains of Opportunity?

We should all know by now that our payment arrangements with Australia Post are under reformation. Stage 1 was focused on mail related payments, and introduced the new, and increased banking payments.

2,860+ LPOs have now received their 9 month YTD dashboards. These dashboards show pretty much the payment reform as it would have impacted the LPO payments, had the payments been paid under the new scheme from 1 July 2018.

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