Postal workers say CEO must go

September 10, 2015
Photo: Chris Peterson

About 100 people rallied outside Australia Post in the CBD on September 9 to protest against job cuts at Australia Post.

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour’s plans to “halve the service and double the price for letters” is before the parliament now. This could see the price of stamps increased to $1.

Fahour announced that he had put aside $190 million for redundancies — an indication of how many jobs will go. Australia Post’s revenue has increased by more than $1.5 billion since 2010.

The rally called for Fahour, a former banker who receives a salary of $4.6 million a year, to resign.

Communication Workers Union branch president Joan Doyle said: “Posting a letter across the street could take three days. Posting to a regional area could take four days.

“The CEO wants to more than double the price of postage. He is about cutting the service and making the community pay more.”

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