Posties protest mail centre closure


On August 12, postal workers from the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) communications division and their supporters protested against the closure of the Fitzroy mail centre.

The workers face having their penalty rates cut and being forced onto half-shifts (at only $15.80 an hour, or around $60 per day). The protesters heard a series of spirited speakers including Joan Doyle, Victorian state secretary of the CEPU communications division, and Stephen Jolly, socialist councillor in the City of Yarra, which includes Fitzroy.