11 May 2014

Union watching postal services offshore

5:16 am on 11 May 2014

The Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union will keep an eye on how Australia Post is extending its services to fight falling mail volumes.

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Australia Post has announced it will begin operating express services six days a week from Christmas this year and all branches will open on Saturdays.

New Zealand Post plans to reduce its services to three days a week from next year, because mail volumes are falling faster than expected.

EPMU postal co-ordinator Joe Gallagher said the union is looking offshore to see how postal services in other countries are dealing with the global decline in mail volumes.