The formal submission is now underway and the clock is now ticking. LPOG has requested an interim determination (within 28 days) to allow for a more constructive participation in the upcoming round of negotiations for the annual review of the payments adjusted annually. We anticipate that interim determination will be handed down within that time frame, and will allow us to act accordingly.
On Monday the 8th May, the relevant documents that form the formal lodgement will be submitted to the ACCC. This includes the names of all financial members who have provided consent for their name to appear as a participant in the application to the ACCC for Collective Bargaining approval.
On behalf of the 160 licensees who sent in their consent forms in the last 2 days, thank you to the thoughtful and considerate LPOG members who took time out of their own work day on Thursday and Friday, to call around with their list of outstanding LPOs to remind them to get it in.
It is this sort of sharing and caring that has made LPOG a pleasure to be part of.
Many Licensees are finding that the POMs self payment option is not available far too often. Some Licensees are suggesting that their pay is not available more than 30% of attempts.
Australia Post advises that the POMs self pay is very rarely down, but that does not match Licensees experience.
Time is running out if you wish to be included in this action. The consent forms must be lodged with the ACCC once the submission goes public. The list of participants will remain confidential but the ACCC must be notified of the participants. We anticipate that this will hapen in a little over a week. So if you are going to get around to it, better get around to it very soon.
The LPOG has notified all LPOs of the intention to seek approval from the ACCC to undertake collective bargaining for our members for our payments, both established, and new payments, and our trading terms and conditions. LPOG has also requested that Australia Post support this process, so that we can all find a more constructive process to establish what are fair and reasonable commercial outcomes for our shared future.
The 2016 Financial Reports are now available to LPOG members, along with the 2016 AGM minutes, and can be accessed by logging in to the members area.
If you are you uncertain of your current membership status, or require updated log in details, please use the contact tab on the menu bar to contact LPOG admin
Today we have learned that Mr Fahour is resigning from his position as the CEO of Australia Post.
While the relationship between Licensed Post Offices and Australia Post has been turbulent in recent years, the source of some of those issues pre-dated Mr Fahour's appointment.
LPOGroup will continue to pursue better outcomes for its Licensed Post Office members and we look forward to forging a constructive relationship with the next CEO of Australia Post.