Supporting Temporary Regulatory Relief - How It affects LPOs

 

LPOG Media Release- Supporting Temporary Regulatory Relief.pdf

Message from Nicole - We need your support.pdf

LPOGroup recommends Licensees contact their local Federal Member to add your voice to support the move to improve the utilisation of the Postal Delivery arm of Australia Post. To allow Australia Post to move forward and remain viable for the future.

Continuing to pay the same pay to employees that do not have the same amount of work to do, yet refusing to find other ways for those employees to be productive in other ways, is not the way to ensure a robust and economically sound business moving forward. As investors in this business this must be called out for what it is, an absolute waste of our resources.

There is little doubt most LPOs have experienced change over the past decade, but the last 3 months has seen rapid change piling in on top of us, in the form of more and more parcels all over Australia. Most Licensees have had to work out very quickly how we adjust to these changes on the fly, because the parcels just kept coming in over the counters and the flow did not diminish to what we had previously expected. We are once again facing an increased need to adjust because Christmas is not so far away, and that is our next expected peak period.

With that in mind Australia Post management has taken the very necessary steps to address the underutilised Posties service delivering letters to our residential addresses in metro areas, in an effort to get ahead of the next peak, and the future growth areas for the business.

Licensees have invested billions of dollars of our personal funds into this business, and we have every right to expect the management of Australia Post to best utilised the resources of the business, to provide the best outcomes for all the stakeholders in this business, not just the employee arm of this business. Licensees have long called for a retainer payment to compensate for when we experience downtimes, when our door are required to remain wide open as per our agreement, our overheads continue to accrue and that does not change, but our foot traffic is no where to be seen and our revenue diminishes as we wait at the counter for a customer to appear. There has been no appetite from any sector of the business, nor any Government of the day for such compensation payments, most especially the Unions. The cry is always - there is no money!

If this waste of resources is going on all over the employed arm of the business, there is little wonder there is no money!

Looking for LPO Business Insurance Cover for 2020-21?

LPOG has partnered with Willis Tower Watson since our inception to provide excellent insurance options for the LPO Network.

If you are in the market for your annual insurance needs, this information brochure from WTW might be just what you have ben looking for!

Click on the link to read all about it.

WTW LPO Insurance 2020-21.pdf

As a special offer for LPOG members who take up Public Liability Insurance for the next financial year, Monit will be adding their Health and Safety Guidence to the policy.

Join LPOGroup -Still the best business decision you can make

Licensed Post Offices (LPOs) are commercial business ventures, taken up by Australians, with a desire to run their own small businesses. Most Licensees have reasonable expectations, for a sound commercial return, in partnership with a government business enterprise.

GRIA Increase usually announced End of MAY

So if you have received notification from POAAL that the increase is fixed and will be paid by Australia Post from 1 July, don't believe everything you read.

According to Australia Post, there is no determination on any agreed increase %. In light of that confirmation, it would be best to wait until we have a formal announcement from the Fair Work Commission before counting any chickens. 

Stock Delays and Credit Extensions

LPOG has requested Australia Post address the financial impact of the delay in getting our stock to us during these interesting times. Many of us have stock sitting in the back log, or in some cases, stock ordered early last month has just arrived, leaving a very short timeframe to cash it in, and pay for it on the 24th. In order to address this problem, not of our making, LPOG has requested Australia Post assist with extension to the payment terms. As per the following, that has been agreed to. If you need to take up this extension offer, please see information on the process below.

Local Business Partner Program - Is this for You?

During the February and March LEEP rounds, Licensees were expecting to see the LBP presentation which just may well be the next big thing for many Licensees. Unfortunately Covid-19 interrupted the LEEPs rounds, and then everything else has been interrupted since.

As a consequence LPOG requested that the LBP presentation be made available via video, so Licensees that were not able to attend their LEEPs, could see the presentation and start thinking about how this can assist us to grow our business when we are back to normal.

The LBP program is to upskill Licensees and Australia Post Corporate staff to enhance our customers experience, as such to view the video of the LEEP presentation you will need to log into the LPOG members area on this site.

If you are not a member of LPOG, you can also view the LEEP presentation video on the Australia Post LPO Events facebook page. Many of the past LPO Expos, and LEEP presentations, have been posted previously to this page, so you may already be registered in that group. If you are not a member of that group, just ask to join and provide your WCC and name and you will be accepted. Likewise it is also available on the LPOs United facebook group. 

They have a lot more bandwidth than we do.

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