Australia Post spends a lot of time and money on spin, talking about the need to compete with the rest of the parcel contractors in the market place, to keep pace with the changing needs of the business.
Let’s explore this spin. Australia Post has the biggest footprint in Australia. They have more than 4,400 outlets all over Australia. They would win hands down if push came to shove, and the only factor in the equation was position. It would seem that Australia Post is under the misinformation that position is the only factor in the equation. How wrong they are!
This claim document has been prepared by a Licensee of a medium sized LPO in a metropolitan area. LPOG members have identified several prime areas that Licensees are being grossly underpaid, and this claim form demonstrates just how the underpayments included in this claim, effect the income of the average
We are now a legal entity, well done to everyone who has contributed to this outcome. With several hundred members and money in the bank we can proceed to bring about much needed change. Nothing like hope on the horizon to make going to work each day a more pleasant experience.
Our constitution and legal documents will shortly have their own home on the menu bar, but for news of the week, a bit of time on the front page for all to enjoy!
What about Licensees?
We like most of us I guess stock the Birthday Teddy.
Had a customer come in yesterday with an order form from “Birthday Teddy “ with a different order form to ours showing special reduced prices and a free gift. It had no where for us to action her order. I asked where she got the form from and she said she received it with a previous order. We apologised and said that we were unable to process her order.
Thought I would share some information on some upcoming events that may be of interest to my fellow Licensees.
24th and 25th August GNS are hosting their Industry Expo at Rosehill Racecourse.
Reed Gift Fair is on at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre 21st to 24th September.
20th to 22nd September Better Homes & Garden Live is on at the Sydney Showground.
perfect weekend to be heading to Sydney fellow travellers.
LPOG's inaugural Qld meeting was held on the 4 August at Banyo. And thanks to you guys that had to stand for the meeting, we underestimated the attendance, next time we will make sure we have many more chairs. It was great to have so many like minded Licensees come together with positive and constructive attitudes, looking to improve our future, especially the Licensees who trade on Sundays! Inspirational!
Would you like to tell your local politicians about the issues that Licensed Post Offices face under the current management of Australia Post.
Print this flyer and send it to your local members so that we can help them to understand the local Post Office needs their help and should be high on their list of priorities.
In June 2013, the Fair Work Commission issued its Annual Wage Review decision
regarding minimum Award pay rates. The Postal Services Industry Award has been
affected by this increase.
The Fair Work Commission’s decision will increase the minimum wage in Awards by
2.6%. This change takes effect from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2013.
Licensees need to talk to this Commissioner!