$5.7 million bonus for Ahmed – $237 for you

20 March 2017 After what was a heated Senate Estimates hearing, it became clear that CEO Ahmed Fahour was on track to taking home a $5.7 million dollar bonus on top of his $1.9 million salary this year. In an attempt to calm the flames, the millionaires’ club – sorry,
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One rule for the executives, another for postal workers

28 February 2017 It is becoming more and more clear that the Federal Government believe one rule applies to the Australia Post executive group and their 35% pay rise, while ordinary postal workers are asked to swallow just 2%. Watch the video below to see Senator Sam Dastyari’s questioning of Communications
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Statement on CEO resignation and profit announcement

23 February 2017 Our Union has enjoyed a largely constructive relationship with Mr Fahour throughout his tenure as CEO and Managing Director and we wish him well in his future endeavours. Rather than the remuneration of one executive, the Australia Post Board’s focus needs to shift back to the pay
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14% – that’s the benchmark

8 February 2017 News broke late yesterday of the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee deciding against Australia Post’s requests to keep the salaries of CEO Ahmed Fahour and his executive group confidential. The Corporation argued in correspondence to the Senate Committee that there was “no public interest” in disclosing
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Bargaining wraps up for 2016

Members are now due to receive the final pay rise payable under EBA8 in their pay packets. That takes members to a 3% remuneration increase this year, EBA8 provided members three successive 3% pay rises and as we negotiate EBA9, we want to build on that result. Bargaining so far
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Negotiations to commence next week

8 November 2016 Following a summit held recently between Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour and your CEPU/CWU leadership team, negotiations for a new EBA9 to replace the current EBA8 is scheduled to commence from Tuesday next week. The Bargaining Process Your Union maintains that the best possible outcome for members
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Member survey: what you said

28 October 2016 Your EBA9 member survey has closed following a record return rate. Your Union would like to thank all members who participated in this important process – assisting us in advancing the issues members feel most strongly about in upcoming talks. The survey results started to develop an interesting,
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Union calls on CEO to apologise to over 50s

19 October 2016 Your Union is today calling on Chief Executive Ahmed Fahour to apologise to his workers aged 50 and over for his comments insinuating that they are more interested in retirement than learning new skills. CEPU Communications Division National Secretary Greg Rayner said the comments were inappropriate and
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It’s getting hot in here

7 October 2016 Boy oh boy, it’s certainly been a hot 19 hour media cycle for Australia Post’s media advisers. Starting with a Friday afternoon special on privatisation speculation: http://tinyurl.com/z22c3bb And it seems to have landed with a poor media adviser waking up this morning, excited to see a story
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