The union representing the public sector including Australia Post workers, the CPSU, is calling on Australia Post to come clean about the future of Australia Post jobs.
Reports over the last week have revealed that while executives were crying poor to the Government, the CEO of Australia Post took a plan to the Board for meaty executive bonuses worth $7 million. All while refusing to give its workers job security, and pushing out multiple redundancy rounds.
Over 2600 workers are concerned for their jobs, while they watch Australia Post executives line their pockets. It is clear that Australia Post management are using the cover of a global pandemic to cut postal services and jobs.
Today it is also reported that workers are now being asked to volunteer their time and cars to assist with the delivery of parcels.
The Community and Public Sector Union is today calling on: Australia Post to provide its workforce with job security before paying its executives exorbitant bonuses. The Auditor General to examine Australia Post’s 2019-20 financial expenditure to search for irregular spending and statistical manipulations based on political intent and not its commercial interests. The Government to release all communication between the Minister for Communications and the Australia Post CEO; and The Government to release the Boston Consulting Group review of Australia Post report which was handed down on 21 February 2020.
Brooke Muscat, CPSU Deputy National President said, “To have Australia Post executives give themselves a big bonus while their workers fear for their jobs is beyond the pale, it’s out-of-touch and selfish.”
“Australia Post workers have been working harder than ever to meet the huge surge in parcels during the pandemic, all while worried about their jobs. The CPSU is calling on Australia Post management to secure its workforce before lining its’ pockets.”
“For Australia Post to exploit the pandemic in this way is shocking and does not meet community expectations. That is why the CPSU is calling on the Auditor General to examine Australia Post financials, and for the Government to release the secret review of Australia Post.”