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Postal franchisee campaign ramps up

Mark Fletcher
October 8th, 2018 · 5 Comments

This tweet from yesterday reflects the core message of a campaign for fair compensation for postal franchisees:


Category: Australia Post

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kevin // Oct 16, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    Are we talking about Franchisees or Licencees? They are 2 separate networks in the Aus Post structure. Important to clarify because there are very few Franchisees and they are being phased out.


  • 2 Graeme // Oct 16, 2018 at 2:39 PM

    Kevin, as you say Franchisees are being phased out and I believe they are not on the agenda for anything re policy agenda therefore it must be the licensed operations they are talking about.


  • 3 Paul S // Oct 16, 2018 at 7:36 PM

    Licensed Post Offices.
    The franchise model fell apart in part after AP got sued by what I think was 4 separate franchisees several years ago.


  • 4 Kevin // Oct 16, 2018 at 9:59 PM

    OK, clear. I also looked at Madero on Twitter and he claims he is fighting on behalf of 2900 Franchisees. Obviously he should be saying Licencees. Or he is a bit confused. Either way it is fair to say LPO owners do a lot for proportionately little return, and I am not sure that senior management at Aus Post even know how to go about getting a better understanding of the situation.


  • 5 Paul S // Oct 17, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    Kevin there are signs it’s getting better with a few bits of news coming through in the last week that will boost some LPOs revenue slightly. There are big fixs being pushed for but I suppose it’s a case of taking small steps before striding out and getting to the end of the journey. 😉

    BTW Licensee/Franchisee it’s all the same. LPOs have been designated as a franchise and gave evidence at the Senate Franchise Enquiry.


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