Australian postal union slams pay-for-delivery idea

Australia’s communications industry trade union has denounced the idea of charging the public to provide daily mail deliveries.

The criticism came after Australia Post conducted an online survey asking their customers if they would be willing to pay a $30 annual fee for daily mail deliveries if the free service switched to three-days-a-week.

Australia Post is currently looking for ways to improve the efficiency of its traditional mail business. Although the company overall made a healthy profit last year thanks to soaring parcel volumes, the letters business lost $220m.

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