Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Postal Workers Union calls on NZ Post to reverse policy

Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa
News media statement
24 February 2014

Postal Workers Union calls on New Zealand Post to immediately reverse its policy of holding mail back

New Zealand Post has been called on by the Postal Workers Union to immediately reverse its policy of deliberately holding back standard mail which has been processed and ready for delivery. As it releases its six monthly report and explains that the company is reducing expenditure, New Zealand Post's mail "hold over" policy is not saving money but is providing further incentives for mail senders to switch to alternative means of communication including a private mail delivery company. 

Although New Zealand Post is trying to ensure fastpost mail arrives at its destination before standard mail and then require mail senders to pay more for the fastpost service, the company is also regularly failing its own fastpost "target" of next day delivery. The company appears to have given an internal instruction that complaints about fastpost being delayed and then taking two days to be delivered are not be to recorded as complaints.

And six weeks after beginning to collect its own statistics on significant amounts of standard mail being delivered outside New Zealand Post's own delivery promise, the union is not aware that any corrective action has been taken by the company in that time.

The "hold over" of mail and the lack of concern by New Zealand Post of serious failures in its own delivery standards are of serious and increasing concern to members of the Postal Workers Union where a culture of providing an important community and social service remains strong.

John Maynard
President
Southern District
Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa

Graeme Clarke
Advocate
Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Departure Speech: Governor-General’s State Farewell Luncheon

"...Unfortunately I was unable to get to the Antarctic, the Chatham Islands and the Kermadecs. A dicky heart thwarted our travel to the Antarctic; and even though I volunteered to parachute into the Kermadecs to join the Young Blake expedition, time, commitments and officials frustrated my plans to visit the Kermadecs and Chathams." More>>

ALSO:

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Politics
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news