Australia Post CEO: Provide Australia's hard-working posties with proper wet weather gear
  • Petitioned Ahmed Fahour

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Ahmed Fahour
Manager of Human Resources
Catherine Walsh

Australia Post CEO: Provide Australia's hard-working posties with proper wet weather gear

    1. Petition by

      Anthony Veal

      Melbourne, Australia

October 2012


My name is Anthony Veal, and I’ve been a postie for Australia Post for 27 years. I love my job and being outdoors -- but for the last three winters, it’s been miserable.

Three years ago, Australia Post decided to cut costs and stop providing us with Goretex wet weather gear -- the only thing that keeps us dry when we’re out delivering letters and parcels in the pouring rain.

The jackets we have now leave us soaked to the skin in 30 minutes, and our boots and gloves aren’t any better. We come home at the end of every day cold, wet and miserable. And a couple of weeks ago, I worked on the coldest day Victoria has seen for 17 years.

I know Australia Post has the money to pay for this basic gear -- last year it announced its biggest profits in four years, and the CEO is paid millions every year.

I know that Australians love their posties, so I’m asking for everyone’s help to make sure that Australia Post doesn’t keep forcing us to work with inadequate gear.

Please sign my petition, and tell Australia Post to give posties proper wet weather gear.  

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    Reasons for signing

    • Marilyn Jordan MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Health Safety & Wellbeing

    • Karen Tanfield CLIFTON HILL, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Its crazy that our posties dont have wet weather gear that keeps them dry when it rains! Whats the point of that?! I would think Australia Post would know better and wonder if it would not be an Occ health and Safety issue? I have a friend who had a lung transplant after a serious bout of pnemonia recently...

    • ted sowden MILDURA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      l used to be a postie for over 20 years!!!!!!

    • Heather Saunders MOUNT GAMBIER, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      The Posties do a terrific job of delivering the mail in all kinds of weather. As a former Occ. Health and Safety committee member, I like employers to prevent accidents, including illness, by providing the correct safety wear whether the employee is working inside or out. Prevention is every employers responsibility to their employees. The right safety work gear is essential for employees to help prevent or at least reduce accidents.

    • Annastasia McAlear CHURCHILL, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      It is important that the posties are safe when they are out delivering the mail. When they are wet, cold and uncomfortable accidents can happen as they are distracted by their discomfort. They do an amazing job and it is a small thing to give them in return.


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