Australia Post workers consider striking

The postal workers’ union will contemplate industrial action over Australia Post’s plan to axe 900 jobs.

The federal government-owned corporation announced the cuts at 5pm on Tuesday, with its Melbourne head office expected to bear the brunt of the losses with jobs also to go in NSW and other states.

Managers and support staff are among those on the chopping block and Australia Post has ruled out any cuts to frontline services – including retail staff and posties.

Jim Metcher, from the Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union, said the body was weighing up whether to strike.

‘We don’t rule out anything in terms of any campaigns to be conducted by the union, involving the workforce against Australia Post,’ Mr Metcher told AAP.

The union boss wrote to Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour, who reportedly earns $4.8 million a year, on Wednesday calling for a meeting to discuss the job cuts in detail.

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