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Retail members get sick, too

The NSW Branch has swiftly clipped the wings of a disgraceful try-on that, thankfully, barely got off the ground.

NSW Branch Official and National Vice President (Affirmative Action) Elly Huttly said she had been contacted by members in retail complaining of being prevented from partaking in Saturday duty due to availing of as little as one sick day during a given week.

“Not only is it disgraceful, it is downright illegal,” said Elly.

“We’re all human, and we’re all susceptible to illness,

“Australia Post has no right to prevent our members of their ability to earn additional income on a particular day because they were simply unwell at another point during that week.

“And those who thought this was a good idea were quick to learn how wrong they were.”

Elly said she had received undertakings that the practice would immediately cease.

“Australia Post cannot take action that adversely affects you due to you availing of your entitlements,

“If you have experienced a similar try-on in your workplace, notify your State Branch Official as soon as possible.”


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