Disgruntled postal workers across the country have announced they will be taking industrial action in the lead up to Christmas and could potentially strike, after negotiations with Australia Post failed to deliver a new enterprise agreement, reports The Herald Sun.
According to the reports, the strike will result in work stoppages, as well as bans on checking for properly-stamped cards or letters, meaning postage-free mail.
Australia Post employees are seeking a new agreement which protects penalty shifts, rosters and take-home pay and want a commitment from their employer to improve workplace safety.
Communications Electrical Plumbing Union national president Ed Husic said negotiations on a new enterprise agreement – which have been underway since April – had failed to deliver any improvement in conditions for workers.
“Since April we’ve gotten nowhere in trying to get a new enterprise agreement with Australia Post,” he said.
“In the end, our members got sick of being told by a senior management team that took home $8 million in salaries last year that Australia Post can’t afford to consult better on workplace change,” he added.
The union is expected to announce details of the planned industrial action in the next 24 hours.
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