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1 POSTAL NEWS No 28-2022

Formulated by UNI Apro Post and Logistics Sector

1.Nippon Express expands in Malaysia. April 08, 2022.

2.Second-Class Minimum Wage becomes Law in Ontario. April 07, 2022.

3.NZ Post donates free courier services to local charitable organizations. April 06, 2022.

4. $62.3 billion boom for eCommerce as Australian households buy up big. April 05, 2022.

 5.Deutsche Post DHL Group and ABB to partner on carbon reduction goals. April 05, 2022

1.Nippon Express expands in Malaysia April 08, 2022 Nippon Express Malaysia has opened a new warehouse in the Free Commercial Zone (FCZ) of Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

This investment in the “DFTZ” 5,900 sq m warehouse will enable the Malaysian subsidiary of Japan-based freight forwarder Nippon Express to expand its work and cargo storage space. The company had previously been operating out of a 3,800 sq m warehouse in the MAS Freight Forwarders Complex in the FCZ at KLIA.

Both warehouses combined offer approximately 9,700 sq m space. “The more efficient work flow lines available at the new warehouse will allow NX Malaysia to ensure safer and more rapid handling and to better satisfy the needs of its customers,” said Nippon Express.

Source : https://www.aircargonews.net/freight-forwarder/nippon-express-expands-in-malaysia

2.Second-Class Minimum Wage becomes Law in Ontario April 07, 2022 OTTAWA – Gig Workers United and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers condemn Bill 88, passed today by the Ford government, which modifies minimum employment standards for app-based workers.

While the Ford Government touts items in Bill 88 – regarding pay transparency and other items – that may arguably improve some working conditions, its key feature is minimum wage for time on ‘assignment.’ That is, a $15 per hour wage, but not for all hours worked. In other places where app employers have successfully lobbied for a minimum wage for engaged time only, app-based workers have ended up earning less. “We know gig workers around the world who have dealt with minimum wage for ‘engaged time,’” says Jennifer Scott, president of Gig Workers United. “This government is playing a dangerous game with devastating consequences; bringing in a stand-alone bill that carves gig workers out of Employment Standards Act rights and protections is exactly what Uber has been lobbying for – this is the Working for Uber Act”. “I don’t see how this Government could pretend this is an improvement for us, when the $15 for time on assignment is even lower than the wage Uber was lobbying for.” Minimum wage for time on assignment sets a standard for app-based delivery workers lower than the provincial minimum wage. GWU and CUPW are concerned that this is the thin edge of a wedge that could lower minimum pay standards for more and more workers, as employers are attracted to transitioning to a gig-based work force. “All workers in Ontario should be worried about this Act,” adds Jan Simpson, National President of CUPW. “If the Ford government is willing to single out app-based gig workers for a sub-minimum wage, then how long will it be before other employers try to move their workforce onto a gig model? Erosion of our hard-won minimum employment standards is unacceptable.” The unions say Bill 88 does not solve problems for gig workers, and will result in less pay. They continue to demand an end to the misclassification of gig workers. The Ontario NDP previously introduced legislation that would have recognized them as employees with all the rights that entails, including the right to form a certified union that will negotiate collectively for improvements and protections.

Gig Workers United will continue to demand toward exactly that – full employee status and collective bargaining rights so workers can solve their own problems in the workplace, building up from established minimums in the Employment Standards Act.

Source : https://www.cupw.ca/en/second-class-minimum-wage-becomes-law-ontario

3.NZ Post donates free courier services to local charitable organizations April 06, 2022 As part of its ‘Delivering for Good’ program, NZ Post will give away free courier services to approximately 10 charitable organizations in New Zealand for one year.

Now in its second year, NZ Post’s ‘Delivering for Good’ program aims to improve connection, belonging and inclusion while supporting social enterprises for local communities around Aotearoa New Zealand. A public vote from May 9 to 23 will determine which one of the winners will win an extra year of products – to be announced on May 30. Organizations and community groups can enter online until April 11, 2022. Dawn Baggaley, sustainability manager for NZ Post Group, said, “For us, delivering for New Zealand also means supporting the neighborhoods and communities where we live and work. We’re proud to be running our Delivering for Good program for the second year and to be able to facilitate free courier services for deserving local organizations.” “We’re looking for a range of deserving programs which help people connect and feel included – whether that be delivering goods to people without access or sending products for companies who employ people from marginalized groups. We want to hear from you and encourage all social enterprises and charities to enter.” Last year’s Delivering for Good’s overall winner was Downlights, a New Zealand owned and operated fragranced soy candle company based in Auckland.The company’s manufacturing process supports the development of workplace skills and employment opportunities for young adults with Down syndrome and cognitive disabilities. Jennifer Del Bel, managing director of Downlights, said, “Winning the free courier products allowed Downlights to grow our business and employ another permanent crew member, Taylor.

The Delivering for Good initiative has helped Downlights to continue to challenge the commonly held perception that the disabled workforce is only suitable for low-paid, unskilled, repetitive work.

We have worked with our crew, including Taylor, to develop their skills and confidence, to a point where we are confident to compare their work head-to-head against the work of the most skilled, non-disabled artisans.”

 Source : NZ Post donates free courier services to local charitable organizations - Parcel and Postal Technology International

4. $62.3 billion boom for eCommerce as Australian households buy up big April 05, 2022 Latest eCommerce insights from Australia Post estimate that in 2021: • 81% of Australian households shopped online • National growth in online purchases was up 12.3% year-on-year • 5.4 million households shopped online each month, up 39% from 2019 • $62.3 billion was spent online1, bringing online’s share of total retail to 19.3 per cent.

Australia Post has today released its 2022 Inside Australian Online Shopping Report which gives exclusive insight into the latest Australian eCommerce trends and estimates growth in online purchases in 2021 was up 12.3 per cent when compared to 2020, and almost double the pre-pandemic level. More than four in five Australian households shopped online during 2021, spending $62.3 billion1 on physical goods, driving the online share of total retail to 19.3 per cent.

Australia Post Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Paul Graham, said the pandemic brought about a fundamental shift in the way Australians live, work and shop, and that online shopping is now a mainstay for Australian families when purchasing everything from clothing to day-to-day household items.

“Right across the 2021 calendar year Australians turned to online shopping like never before, and with fluctuating restrictions and 15 million people in lockdown at one stage, eCommerce was a lifeline for people and businesses alike. “Even as restrictions eased, Australia’s love of online shopping has not faltered, evidenced by the 5.4 million households we saw buying online each month last year, representing a 39 per cent increase from 2019,” said Mr Graham. Increased confidence and comfort with buying online saw shoppers increase their willingness to shop around, sharing their dollars across a broader cross-section of retailers and expanding their online purchases into new categories. In 2019, the average shopper bought from nine individual retailers; in 2021 that figure increased to 15, while the number of categories increased from six to eight over the same time period. Interestingly, the time of day people choose to shop has also shifted, with more purchases made between 2pm and 5pm, and fewer between 7pm and 10pm. “Today’s online shoppers are looking for choice and convenience, reliability in supply and delivery, and with 75 per cent4 thinking about sustainability when they shop online, it’s having an enormous impact on which brands they choose to buy from and where they spend their money,” said Mr Graham. “While we expect the growth we’ve seen over the last two years to moderate, shoppers’ eagerness to buy online will continue to increase, and Australia Post is ready and committed to supporting our customers as we move into this next phase of retail in Australia,” Mr Graham concluded. To stay ahead of future growth, in October 2021 Australia Post announced an additional $400 million by mid this year in new facilities, fleet and technology and is improving the customer experience with new solutions including 2-hour ETA notifications which are being progressively rolled out. Across the country in 2021, metro areas saw growth of 12.9 per cent year-on-year, while regional locations saw growth of 10.6 per cent. Among the top online buys across the year were Athleisure, Baby Products, Footwear and Pet Products.

Point Cook in Melbourne’s west was the top online shopping location nationally for the seventh year running, followed by Liverpool in New South Wales, and Hoppers Crossing in Victoria.

Source : https://newsroom.auspost.com.au/article/-62-3-billion-boom-for-ecommerce-as-australian-households-buy-up-big

5.Deutsche Post DHL Group and ABB to partner on carbonreduction goals April 05, 2022 Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) has joined ABB’s Energy Efficiency Movement to reinforce its commitment in reducing its carbon footprint. The company believes this is an important step in its initiative to lead the logistics industry towards a greener and more sustainable future, with a commitment to invest €7 billion by 2030 to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Launched in March 2021 by ABB, the #energyefficiencymovement is a multi-stakeholder initiative to raise awareness and initiate action to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions to combat climate change. Companies are invited to join the movement and make a public pledge as a way of inspiring others to take action. The two companies have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support each other in the execution of their own sustainability strategies. DPDHL and ABB will co-operate on projects to reduce ABB’s carbon footprint in its logistics facilities as well as the transportation of goods. The two companies will also work together to help make DPDHL logistics and office facilities more energy efficient, with a primary focus on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems where high efficiency electric motors and variable speed drives can achieve major reductions in energy use. “A commitment to sustainability is an integral part of our strategy and a key element of DPDHL’s mission,” said Tim Scharwath, CEO of Global Forwarding, Freight. “Joining the Energy Efficiency Movement further fosters a dialogue with like-minded companies with the shared goal of making the world greener, and we are more than happy to be a part of this platform. Additionally, our partnership with ABB will further push the shared green agenda by engaging together in innovative solutions to reach net zero emissions.” “We welcome DPDHL to the movement and appreciate their public commitment,” added Tarak Mehta, President of ABB Motion. “We also look forward to partnering with them on projects that will help us both adopt technologies that are critical to achieving a low carbon future.

As part of its sustainability strategy 2030, ABB has set itself the target of helping customers to reduce their annual CO2 emissions by more than 100 megatons by 2030. This is equivalent to the annual emissions of 30 million combustion-engine cars. In its own operations, ABB believes it is leading by example by achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.

Source : https://www.logisticsmanager.com/deutsche-post-dhl-group-and-abb-to-partner-oncarbon-reduction-goals