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Union meets with management on marriage survey

Your Union has called on Australia Post to clarify your rights and responsibilities during the upcoming Same Sex Marriage postal survey.

As the Union representing postal workers, the CEPU will not be advocating an opinion or support for either side of the same-sex marriage debate.

We believe this is a sensible, appropriate and necessary step to ensure CEPU members employed by Australia Post aren’t compromised in their role in upholding the integrity of the postal survey.

We are conscious that the topic of Same Sex Marriage may be a highly sensitive and passionate one for many of our members and it is extremely disappointing that some media outlets and interest groups last week attempted to politicise industrial representations made by the CEPU to management on behalf of members.

We have since met with Australia Post to clarify arrangements in place around the logistics of the entire process, subject to the High Court challenge being heard on 5 and 6 September.

Further discussions also took place around the delivery of possible ‘unaddressed mail’ (UMS) campaign material as part of the process.

We are pleased to report, additional steps have been taken to mitigate against any heightened risk to employee health and safety and consultation with your Union at the national level will continue throughout the process.

Incidents like last week’s white powder scare at Canberra Mail Centre is an important reminder for local workplaces to ensure employees are aware of local practices and HAZMAT procedures.

The survey itself will be mailed to residents in plain, unidentifiable envelopes. However, members who may have concerns with the delivery of any identifiable campaign material should share those concerns with their delivery manager immediately.

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