“Forward ever, backward never: onwards with Breaking Through”

No 19-2021
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1. Austrian Post: Sorting capacity in Austria to be expanded by another 30 % by the end of 2022. March 12, 2021.
2. DHL opens new Malpensa hub as it looks to expand in Italy.
March 11, 2021.
3. Postmaster General to Propose $40 Billion Investment in USPS in Forthcoming Plan. March 11, 2021.
4. Postal Unions and CPC Send Joint Letter for Priority Vaccinations. March 09, 2021.
5. PHLPost launches 50th UPU Int’l letter writing contest for young people. March 08, 2021.
1. Austrian Post: Sorting capacity in Austria to be expanded by another 30 % by the end of 2022
March 12, 2021 Austrian Post has released its full year 2020 figures, revealing strong parcel growth and 7.4% drop in revenue for the mail division.
Financial highlights
• Letter Mail volume decline of 7 %, 12 % drop in Direct Mail volumes
• 30 % rise in Austrian parcel volumes, CEE/SEE parcels up by 27 %, 37 % increase in Turkey
Revenue 2020 increased by 8.3 %
• Revenue growth of 8.3 % to EUR 2,189.2m (+3.3 % excl. Aras Kargo)
• Strong parcel growth (+44.4 %) offsets decline in Letter Mail and Direct Mail (–7.4 %)
The COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of 2020 and the following temporary lockdown regulations and restrictions have left their mark on Austrian Post and of its customers, both in social and economic terms.
The market environment has somewhat improved in the third and fourth quarters. Many companies managed to adapt to the difficult conditions.
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“We succeeded in maintaining the safety and health of employees as well as the business performance of Austrian Post. Against the backdrop of current framework conditions, the results in the past financial year can be considered as entirely satisfactory” says CEO Georg Pölzl.
Austrian Post Group revenue rose by 8.3 % to EUR 2,189.2m in 2020. This revenue increase can be attributed to the good development in the parcel business (+44.4 %): while the Mail Division registered a disproportionately drop in revenue of 7.4 % related to COVID-19, the Parcel & Logistics Division managed to record further volume gains in the Austrian market (parcel volume +30 %), in South East and Eastern Europe (parcel volume +27 %) as well as in the newly consolidated Turkish market (parcel volume +37 %).
In terms of earnings, a good fourth quarter also enabled the company to end 2020 on a conciliatory note.
Austrian Post aims for both revenue and earnings growth in 2021. The objective is to continue further improving despite the reduced visibility and higher volatility in the market. Austrian Post expects revenue growth of 8 % to 10 % and an earnings improvement of 10 %. Moreover, in 2021 it remains important to continue the logistics capacity expansion programme. Sorting capacity in Austria should be expanded by another 30 % by the end of 2022. The objective of Austrian Post is to strengthen its leadership position in terms of service quality as well as efficiency and speed.
“Our special thanks go to the employees and the partners of Austrian Post. All of them were working strenuously on a daily basis during the challenging fourth quarter to ensure that Austrian Post customers receive their parcels on time in spite of record parcel volumes”, states Georg Pölzl. “This is the basis for our quality leadership. Together we will manage to continue being the preferred partner of our customers”, concludes Pölzl.
Source : https://postandparcel.info/134877/news/post
2. DHL opens new Malpensa hub as it looks to expand in Italy
March 11, 2021
DHL Express has opened a new €110m logistics hub at Malpensa Airport as part of an ongoing investment in Italy.
The express giant said that from its new hub it would be able to operate more than 30 flights per day and handle nearly 38,000 pieces per hour.
The development at Malpensa represents one third of the total investments in Italy by DHL Express and becomes its fourth largest European hub after Leipzig, East Midlands and Brussels.
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DHL Express Italy chief executive Nazzarena Franco said: “The Malpensa Hub is the flagship of our strengthening strategy in Italy, in which we have an ambitious investment plan of over €350m with the aim of being the partner of companies that produce and export Italian excellence in the world.
“Despite the pandemic our business has never stopped, and we have always tried to meet the needs of companies by supporting their efforts particularly in foreign markets. Lombardy represents one third of the country’s exports thanks to a dynamic entrepreneurial system and highly innovative supply chains such as IT, textiles, fashion, aeronautics, automotive and with the new hub we want to contribute to the growth of Italian exports.”
The new hub is able to move Express shipments to and from Italy through the national airports of Ancona, Pisa, Naples, to and from Europe with transit on Leipzig, Brussels, Paris, Barcelona, Vitoria, London, East Midlands, Cologne, Zagreb, Athens, Budapest and Thessaloniki. Additionally, shipments can be moved outside Europe to Bahrain, Seoul and Cincinnati.
All industries verticals served by DHL Express are managed in the hub, from manufacturing to luxury, from e-commerce to automotive, chemical, aeronautics.
DHL Express Europe chief executive Alberto Nobis said: “The pandemic has not only changed our current lives, but also changed our future. Globalisation and digitalisation play a crucial role in the economic recovery from Covid-19.
“They enable E-commerce and cross-border trade, which nurtures an increasing demand on express services. With our new logistics hub in Italy, we can react to this increase in demand by further connecting markets internationally.”
The facility employs 900 people — during peak periods this number could increase by a further 10%.
Source : https://www.aircargonews.net/business/supply-chains
3. Postmaster General to Propose $40 Billion Investment in USPS in Forthcoming Plan
March 11, 2021
Some of those funds would go toward development of the workforce, which has seen growing turnover.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will soon request a $40 billion investment into the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service for organizational and workforce improvements, saying the money will help address longstanding challenges the mailing agency faces.
The funds would go toward infrastructure updates such as larger facilities and new package sortation equipment, DeJoy told a panel of the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, and reducing turnover in the USPS workforce. The postmaster general did not specify where the money would come from. DeJoy and his predecessors have consistently warned about the Postal Service’s inadequate cash-on-hand, meaning he could approach Congress for additional appropriations. USPS does not typically receive federal funding, though lawmakers did award it a $10 billion grant as part of a COVID-19 relief bill last year.
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A USPS spokesman declined to say how the $40 billion investment would be funded, saying only it will be revealed when postal management’s 10-year business plan is released.
DeJoy decried the Postal Service’s failure to retain employees, noting the agency hired 200,000 people in the last year without adding to its topline staffing number “an inch.” He previewed that his business plan, which is expected shortly, would work toward “stabilizing and strengthening” the workforce. He did not specify how it would reach that goal, but previously teased more generous benefits potentially aimed at non-career employees. DeJoy noted on Thursday that USPS converted 10,000 non-career workers to career positions late last year.
The commitment to invest in the workforce came on the heels of USPS announcing it would seek to shed employees as part of a restructuring effort, offering early retirement incentives to many of its non-bargaining unit workers. Despite that effort, DeJoy called the level of employee turnover “unacceptable.”
DeJoy’s yet released plan has already gained notoriety for its promise to slow mail delivery standards. The postmaster general offered more detail on that proposal on Thursday—which will likely require approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission—saying 80% of mail would be unaffected by the change.
Mail currently delivered in a two-day window would not be subject to a change, while mail going across the country may see slower delivery than the current three-to-five day standard.
About a decade ago, postal management coupled slower mail delivery standards with consolidations and closures of mail processing facilities. Asked if his plan would avoid taking that approach, DeJoy declined to answer, saying he “will not commit to anything.” He pledged only to follow population trends and the needs of postal customers. Postal infrastructure has not kept up with the current demands on the agency, he said, noting USPS has too many mail processing machines relative to package sorters. After facing criticism for awarding a contract to replace its fleet that included few electric vehicles,
DeJoy said USPS had years to determine the exact makeup of its new vehicles and the 10% figure he previously floated was a floor.
The postmaster general faced pointed questions from Democrats on the panel who questioned if he remained right for the job, which he deflected by faulting Congress and previous leadership for failing to take action to address the Postal Service’s problems. DeJoy repeated that the widespread mail delays that have distressed USPS since late last year are unacceptable, though he said his eight months in office have been largely successful.
“I would give myself an 'A,' ” DeJoy said when asked to grade his performance.
Source : https://www.govexec.com/management/2021/03
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4. Postal Unions and CPC Send Joint Letter for Priority Vaccinations
March 09, 2021
On February 24, 2021 Canada Post Corporation and the leadership of all the postal unions sent a joint letter requesting that Canada Post employees be given special attention in the prioritization of the distribution of vaccines.
The letter was signed by myself, on behalf of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, and by Francois Paradis, National President of the Union of Postal and Communications Employees (UPCE), Brenda McAuley, National President of the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association (CPAA), Michael Ling, National President of the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) and Susan Margles, Chief People and Safety Officer for Canada Post.
The letter was sent to the Ministers of Health and the Chief Medical Officers of all the provinces and territories.
“Special Attention” in the Prioritization of Vaccine Distribution
In the letter both the unions and CPC stated that we fully respect that the immediate priority is to vaccinate front line healthcare workers, support workers and those most vulnerable to the virus.
However, we also stated that while we have introduced measures at workplaces to reduce the risk of COVID-19, we believe that the nature of our work warrants special attention in the prioritization of the distribution of vaccines.
Do Not Let Down Your Guard
Even if we are successful in having postal workers prioritized for vaccinations it will be weeks, maybe months, before we are all vaccinated. In the meantime, we all need to continue following the safety rules and wearing our PPE. Nothing is more important than our health.
Source : https://www.cupw.ca/en
5. PHLPost launches 50th UPU Int’l letter writing contest for young people
March 08, 2021
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) based in Berne, Switzerland recently launched the 50th International Letter Writing Competition (2021) for the youth to promote better understanding around the world through the post office especially during this time of Covid-19 pandemic.
The competition will focus on the theme "Write a letter to a family member about your experience of Covid-19”.
The Universal Postal Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations, says that the entire generation of children has tragically fallen to the pandemic. The 50th Int’l Letter Writing competition is an opportunity for children around the world to write about their experiences in these momentous months, and to remind everyone why literacy is very important for a child’s future.
PHLPost acknowledges the importance of family’s wellbeing by keeping each other connected during this difficult period.
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The first prize entry on the national level will automatically qualify for the UPU International Letter Writing Competition to be held in Switzerland.
PHLPost said, all elementary and high school students in public and private school nationwide who are Filipino citizens and aged 15 years old and below are qualified to join the contest.
Compositions must be recent, unpublished and original letters in English, handwritten, and adhere strictly to the theme and must not exceed the limit of 1,000 words in length.
On a separate sheet of paper, the participant must indicate the number of words of the letter composition, complete name and address, gender, age and date of birth, name of school and address, grade level, and contact numbers. A 2x2 colored digital ID picture (300 dpi minimum) must be attached.
Entries sent thru private couriers shall be automatically disqualified.
The contest hopes to develop young student skills in composition and fosters their enjoyment in letter writing. It is also an excellent way of making young people aware of the important role postal services play in society – a role that has become even more noteworthy during the global pandemic.
The first prize winner will receive P15,000; second prize, P10,000; and third prize, P5,000, plus other recognitions.
Source : https://www.phlpost.gov.phPOSTAL NEWS
No 20-2021
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1. Royal Mail taps into Sunday parcel deliveries for major retailers. March 12, 2021.
2. FedEx pulls volumes from USPS for FedEx ground economy. March 12, 2021.
3. Swiss Post remains optimistic despite recording annual group profit loss. March 11, 2021.
4. bpost: The pandemic has accelerated the transformation of the company. March 10, 2021.
5. Senate renews scrutiny of Post and Alternate Day Delivery Model (ADM). March 10, 2021.
1. Royal Mail taps into Sunday parcel deliveries for major retailers
March 12, 2021
Royal Mail is introducing a Sunday parcel delivery service for major retailers.
In the next month, a number of retail brands will begin trialling Royal Mail’s new Sunday delivery service across the UK. Royal Mail is currently in discussions with additional retailers about rolling out the service to their customers too.
The trial is the first salvo in Royal Mail’s move to tap into the seven-day-a-week delivery market as more and more consumers expect Sunday deliveries as part of their online shopping experience.
In the last year, Royal Mail has processed unprecedented parcel volumes, delivering a historic 496 million parcels in the third quarter ending 27 December 2020. The introduction of a seven-day parcel delivery market for major retail customers is one of the
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ways Royal Mail is responding to the marked increase in parcel volumes and changing customer expectations for more frequent and more convenient deliveries.
The construction of Royal Mail’s second, and largest, parcel hub is also underway in Daventry in the Midlands as the Company accelerates its transformation and manages the growth in demand for parcels.
Once complete, the new hub will be the size of more than ten football pitches and have the capacity to process over 1 million parcels per day, making it the largest Royal Mail parcel hub in the UK.
Nick Landon, Chief Commercial Officer at Royal Mail, said: “The UK already trusts us to deliver their purchases six days a week both quickly and conveniently. Now for the first time our posties will be doing the same thing seven days a week. The last year has reset so many customer expectations and the desire for even more convenient and even more frequent parcel deliveries has certainly been one of them. We always listen to our customers, both senders and recipients, and the ask here was clear: we love what you do Monday to Saturday, so please do the same on a Sunday. So that’s what we’re doing, as quickly as possible so we can offer it to more and more customers across the course of this year. It’s another really exciting change delivered by our trusted people and network.”
Source : https://www.royalmailgroup.com/en/press-centre/press-releases
2. FedEx pulls volumes from USPS for FedEx ground economy
March 12, 2021
FedEx has pulled its last mile volumes out of the US Postal Service network – what’s the USPS’s next move? FedEx SmartPost volumes will now be branded as FedEx Ground Economy.
FedEx will no longer hand off parcels to the US Postal Service for last mile delivery. The service, known as FedEx SmartPost, saw the USPS deliver the last mile for FedEx – for a fee.
The new service, called FedEx Ground Economy, will see FedEx handle last mile deliveries
Why is FedEx doing this?
FedEx is looking to drive efficiencies in its legacy FedEx Ground network. Increasing the parcels per stop will help drive profitability. But there’s more to it than that.
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FedEx SmartPost had a standalone operations model, with its own linehaul network, including 26 sortation hubs. With the move to FedEx Ground Economy, FedEx has shut down this network. This means FedEx can drive significant operational savings in putting everything into its own FedEx Ground network.
The need for speed
UPS has a service called SurePost, which is the equivalent of FedEx’s SmartPost. Both services use the USPS’s Parcel Select service. (Another high profile Parcel Select customer is Amazon.)
FedEx SmartPost often had slower delivery times than UPS’s SurePost delivery model. Now, with FedEx driving shipments through its own linehaul network, it may be able to improve on transit times, making FedEx Ground Economy competitive with UPS SurePost for speed.
Drops per stop
Both FedEx and UPS tried to co-mingle SmartPost/SurePost volumes with their respective ground delivery networks for parcels destined for the same address. This was complex, but for UPS resulted in it being able to deliver up to 30% of its own SurePost volumes – meaning there’s no fee to pay to the USPS. These deliveries then become profitable multi-piece deliveries.
FedEx couldn’t get to the same co-mingling level as UPS, reaching perhaps 10 to 20%. This issue now disappears.
FedEx will now be able to co-mingle FedEx Ground Economy parcels with FedEx Ground volumes, driving further cost savings via multipiece delivery and drop density.
What’s next for the US postal service?
If FedEx is still handing off some rural deliveries to the USPS, then it’s leaving the USPS with the least profitable parcels. It would make sense from FedEx’s perspective to take advantage of the USPS’s extensive reach – and divest themselves of the costly rural deliveries.
The problem for the USPS is that if it has a deal with FedEx based on a mix of metro and rural deliveries, and all the metro deliveries disappear, then the US postal giant may start losing money on the deal.
So what’s next for the USPS? Will it say no to FedEx volumes if all it is receiving are deliveries to rural addresses? Or will it renegotiate its deal with FedEx with a view to increasing the unit rate to reflect delivery costs for rural addresses?
Another key question is whether or not the USPS can say no to business. The private carriers can.
“FedEx Express is the USPS’s largest supplier, handling nearly all Express Mail, Priority Mail, and First Class that must move via the air. The contract between the two carriers is up for renewal in the next few years and I doubt very much FedEx will have favoured vendor status, as they have had in the past, when the new USPS lift agreement is awarded. Losing the USPS express air business would be very disruptive to FedEx’s Express line haul operations.” – Dean Maciuba, Managing Partner (North America), Last Mile Experts
Source : http://www.thepostalhub.com/blog
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3. Swiss Post remains optimistic despite recording annual group profit loss
March 11, 2021
Swiss Post Group has reported that its profit and operating profit were significantly lower in 2020 than in the previous year. Group profit totaled CHF178m (US$192.5m), down CHF77m (US$83m) on the previous year. Operating profit decreased from CHF450m (US$486.5m) year-on-year, falling to CHF272m (US$294m).
Swiss Post noted that the decline was due partly to a continuation of trends such as the fall in letter volumes and the negative interest rate situation at the Group’s PostFinance arm. In addition, the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated some of these trends and brought new challenges for all of Swiss Post’s units and markets: a parcel boom on the one hand, but additional protective measures and staff pressures, fewer letters and fewer over-the-counter transactions at Swiss Post branches on the other.
“The pandemic was a major challenge for all of our employees and for the entire Swiss Post management. For example, we processed an unprecedented volume of parcels under difficult conditions and delivered them reliably to all corners of Switzerland. Given the variety of major challenges we faced due to coronavirus, we can be satisfied with last year’s result on balance, despite the fact that it is poorer than in previous years,” said Roberto Cirillo, CEO of Swiss Post.
However, in 2020, the Post delivered around 23% more parcels than in the previous year, which led to very good operating profit at PostLogistics. Despite this growth, parcels were not able to offset the negative impact of the coronavirus crisis on all Swiss Post units.
The post recorded that the number of addressed letters fell by 5.6% last year, to 1,705.6 million, though the letters business remained the most significant contribution to the Group result.
Swiss Post also took advantage of the resources available in letter processing to take the pressure off parcel logistics. This allowed the processing of up to 150,000 small parcels a day at the letter centers.
The Group’s chairman of the board of directors, Urs Schwaller, has decided to step down from his role as of December 2021. “It’s the right time for Swiss Post and for me. We have systematically rectified past errors and implemented wide-ranging measures to ensure that similar incidents cannot happen again. But above all, we have set the main course for Swiss Post’s future viability.
“The new Swiss Post strategy ensures that we can accommodate our customers’ changing requirements and guarantee the future of the universal service with our competitive edge. This means that I can hand over the chairmanship of the Board of Directors on an optimistic note.”
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The Swiss Federal Council will select a successor and put their name forward to the board of directors for a vote.
Source : https://www.parcelandpostaltechnologyinternational.com/news/operations
4. bpost: The pandemic has accelerated the transformation of the company
March 10, 2021 bpost has said its fourth quarter 2020 results are in line with expectations, delivering on full year 2020 guidance through strong development in Parcels & Logistics and supported by solid last mile operations in Belgium.
Fourth quarter 2020 highlights
• Group operating income at EUR 1,194.4m, +7.2% compared with the same period last year, fully driven by continued strong performance in Parcels & Logistics Europe & Asia and North America.
• Group adjusted EBIT at EUR 60.5m (margin of 5.1%). Group reported EBIT at EUR -5.7m, due to EUR 62.1m of impairment charges on Press and Retail and International Mail.
• Business mix shift is further evidenced through combined adjusted EBIT contributions of the Parcels & Logistics businesses (EUR 36.4m) exceeding Mail & Retail adjusted EBIT (EUR 34.3m) for the third consecutive quarter.
• Mail & Retail adjusted EBIT at EUR 34.3m (6.5% margin), down by -33.3% from COVID-19 impacts on Advertising Mail and Proximity and convenience retail. Reported EBIT at EUR -15.5m, impacted by EUR 49.1m of impairment charges on Press and Retail. Underlying mail volume decline at -11.8% driven by less advertising campaigns due to non-essential retail lockdown in November 2020.
• Parcels & Logistics Europe & Asia adjusted EBIT at EUR 22.4m (7.1% margin), up EUR 8.6m. Reported EBIT at EUR 21.7m. Positive EBIT margin development is driven by elevated parcels volumes handled through the mail network. Parcels B2X volumes up +67.4% year-over-year, positively impacted by the November 2020 lockdown and end-of-year peak.
• Parcels & Logistics North America adjusted EBIT at EUR 13.9m (3.3% margin), up EUR 3.3m is fully driven by E-commerce logistics. Excluding the EBIT impact of the ransomware attack (EUR -9.2m), adjusted EBIT would have more than doubled to amount to EUR 23.1m, fully driven by operating leverage in E-commerce logistics and cost containment. Reported EBIT at EUR -1.7m, impacted by EUR 13.0m of impairment charges on International Mail (The Mail Group). Full year 2020 Total Contract Value (TCV) stood at USD 1,188.4m, largely exceeding the full year target.
• Adjusted group net profit for the full year came in at EUR 200.9m. Reported group net profit stood at EUR -19.2m, due to the impairment loss recognized on the
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remeasurement to fair value less costs to sell of bpost bank (EUR 141.6m) and impairment charges on Press, Retail and International Mail (EUR 62.1m).
François Cornelis, Chairman of the Board of Directors, commented: “While the COVID-19 pandemic was harmful to society, it has accelerated the transformation of the company into an e-commerce service provider. The year results confirm the potential of the adopted strategy and the confidence of the board in our capacity to serve society and reward our shareholders.”
Jean-Paul Van Avermaet, CEO of bpost group: “Our FY20 adjusted EBIT came in at EUR 280.6m, fully in line with our commitment to realize at least EUR 270m. We thank our committed employees, who have made considerable efforts to guarantee the continuity of our operations, in difficult circumstances. They have served our customers worldwide in the best possible way. Mail and Retail was impacted by a second national COVID-19 lockdown in Belgium in November, resulting in pressure on mail volumes and proximity retail. Our Parcels and Logistics businesses on both sides of the Atlantic continued to benefit from strong e-commerce development over the quarter.”
“For the full year 2020, within the challenging context of the pandemic we witnessed an unprecedented growth in our domestic parcels volumes and our international e-commerce activities, which progressively led to a shift in EBIT contribution by business unit. This strengthens our strategic vision CONNECT 2026 to accelerate our transformation into an e-commerce group close to our society, while remaining an efficient mail provider in Belgium.”
“By delivering on our ambitions for CONNECT 2026, and building on the recent development of our Parcels & Logistics activities, we expect our group adjusted EBIT for 2021 to be in the range of EUR 265-295m, broadly in line with 2020 where, despite all challenges faced, COVID-19 had a net positive contribution to the result.”
Source : https://postandparcel.info/134699/news/e-commerce
5. Senate renews scrutiny of Post and Alternate Day Delivery Model (ADM)
March 10, 2021
The Senate has established a new inquiry into Australia Post.
Senator Hanson has pushed for an inquiry into the way the Christine Holgate affair was managed by the Morrison Government, whilst Labor and the Greens were successful in broadening the scope of the inquiry to once again examine the merits of the Liberals’ temporary regulatory reforms – the legislative framework that allows the Alternate Day Delivery Model (ADM) to exist.
In particular, the ALP and Greens amendments will broaden the scope of the inquiry to examine:
1. the issues surrounding the secret review of Australia Post by the Boston Consulting Group leading to the introduction of changes to Australia Post’s service model;
2. the future of reductions to Australia Post’s service model;
3. and any other related matters.
And whilst the Liberal Government’s service slashing regulation changes were allowed to proceed through the Parliament, thanks to the support of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation,
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Centre Alliance and Jacqui Lambie Network Senators, this inquiry will now examine the actual effects those changes have had on services to businesses and our communities, on our members jobs, conditions, their health and their safety.
We believe this to be crucial as we enter the fourth month remaining until the ‘temporary’ regulations are set to lapse – bringing service commitments back to where they were pre-ADM.
We know that throughout the past few months, Australia Post and the Morrison Government have copped an absolute battering over the reduction of services experienced by those who use it. And week in, week out, your AURs have been meeting with management at all levels within the organisation and telling the exact same story:
Shift commencement times have impacted on members’ work/life balance and their ability to finish the job properly, and safely.
Parcels and letter product continues to be left behind, or brought back undelivered, on the days customers were expecting them to arrive
UMS, additional revenue, is being thrown in the bin as round sizes are at impossible levels
Our members’ jobs support a vital public service. The effects of this damning decision, and the impact it has had on our communities and the Australia Post workforce deserve to be interrogated properly – and accurately reflected on the public record. Posties deserve to be able to do their jobs properly – to deliver the services our customers rely on – to completion, and safely.
The Union has been invited to make submissions to the inquiry, and we intend to do so whilst also intending to appear as witnesses at any hearings scheduled. We will be strongly advocating that the delivery model, in its current form, must NOT be allowed to continue.
We will also be advocating for the continuation of our members’ income levels, and the Government’s commitment to not privatising Australia Post.
We will share our submission with members once finalised – along with details on how to watch live hearings, should they be scheduled.
Source : http://www.cepu.org/2021/03/10