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LPOG Take Action

LPOG ACTION BEGINS

After much talking and planning the time has come to put into action our strategy to rebalancing LPOs position in the postal network. We are a large group of small business owners who are being systematically reduced in number by the unfair business practices of the Government Business Enterprise that is vested with providing Australia with the Postal Service that we require. We are not seeking a disproportionate share of the revenue, rather we are seeking what we agreed to work for. Under the LPO Agreement the payments were clearly determined and the ratios set. 

Street Carded Articles Calculator and Box Parcels

LPO Target No 3

LPOs are swamped daily with the physical results of the digital world. Parcels, parcels and more parcels.

But do you know exactly how much this service costs your business? To calculate the cost of providing this service for Australia Post, LPOG offers Licensees the Carded Article calculator as a method of looking at your direct and indirect costs to help you establish your break even figure for this service. This calculator is available by request. Please submit a request via the contact form on the menu tab on the home page and we will supply the calculator via email in an excel format.

 

Fahour's Rejig Needs Licensees Attention

According to The Australian, Sept 25, page 19 (Business sector) Australia Post has managed to raise the return on equity to 18.7% in the 2012 financial year from 14.1% in 2009, the year Ahmed took over. Over the past 2 years the operating losses on the regulated businesses has fallen from $123m to $148m, while profit on the non-regulated business have increased from $451m to $545.6m.

Profit Lines for AP via LPOs community service

Community Service provided by Licensees a financial threat to Australia Post's commercial interests? 

REPORTED ON NEWSMAKER 30/08/2013:

"With the federal election only days away, we challenge the major parties to carry out a full review of Australia Post's parcel delivery service and commit to ensuring Australia Post is not privatised, like Telstra.  Local communities need their post offices yet neither side of politics has acted to protect them".

Representation Allowance - Not making the grade for LPOs

Representation Allowance

LPOG Target No 2

Representation Allowance

Our LPOG star analyst has been working hard putting together a little spreadsheet to estimate Representation Allowance based on a time allowance per day.
For example, for an allowance of 0.25hrs/day it would cost AP an extra $4m per year (roughly) across the entire LPO network based on an LPO operating 5 days per week with hours 9:00am to 5:00pm. Interestingly, based on the 0.25hrs/day our actual hourly rate for our current payment of $719.99 is around $11.52/hr – not too flash really.
If all LPO’s were required to open on Saturdays, the extra cost to AP would be more like $5.6m and our hourly rate would drop to $9.25/hr.
 

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