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Bankwest: FSU raise concerns about the future of Bankwest with WA Premier

Last week Julia Angrisano, FSU National Secretary, Di Marshall, WA Local Executive Secretary and Adam Fay WA Local Executive President met with Premier Mark McGowan to raise the concerns of Bankwest employees and the local community about the uncertain future of a strong Bankwest.

The FSU spoke to the Premier about the importance of Bankwest and outlined the key protections Bankwest employees and community members want to see secured.

  1. Not reduce the number of current Bankwest Stores.
  2. That regional Bankwest Stores will not close or move further than 5km’s from their current location
  3. That the thousands of jobs located in Perth are protected and not vulnerable to be moved to the Eastern States
  4. Finally that the Bankwest business spends no less than $1 000 000 per year on sponsorship and community development initiatives in Western Australia.

Julia spoke about, that in a time where unemployment is high many Bankwest employees have expressed concern that their jobs might be moved to the Eastern States or simply disappear and that community members in regional areas are worried about what would happen to their town if their Bankwest branch was to close.

Julia advised the Premier that Bankwest had told employees that after the election was over and the new Government was in place they would seek a meeting with the Premier to discuss the future of Bankwest.  With the FSU representing the concerns of thousands of employees and members of the community the FSU requested that we are at the table as discussions about the future of Bankwest progress.

We will continue to campaign on securing these important protections that benefit the whole of WA.


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Finance Sector Union Member Rights Centre
Ph: 1300 366 378

Authorised By: Julia Angrisano, National Secretary
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