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Westpac set to celebrate 200th Anniversary with less staff
As Westpac forge ahead with plans to celebrate their 200th anniversary they are also proposing to continue to cut jobs.  This week alone Westpac have announced plans to cut 36 jobs, with planned cuts from their BT Advice Services Business, and Westpac Pacific.
 
Some of the details of the proposal include the implementation of a new model in BT Planner Service Quality and Advice.  This will see a loss of 28 jobs, a reduction in the number of operating locations from 51 to 12 and the introduction of key hub locations.  The proposed locations for key hubs are
  • NSW: (Barangaroo, Kogarah, Erina, Parramatta),
  • QLD: (Brisbane, Broadbeach, Minyama/Kawana, Toowoomba),
  • VIC/TAS: (Frankston, Melbourne),
  • WA (Perth),
  • SA (Adelaide)
It is proposed the remaining 8 roles to be cut will come from the Westpac Pacific team located at Kent Street head office in Sydney.
 
Are you impacted?
 
The Westpac Group Enterprise Agreement 2016 sets out your rights including the process Westpac must follow to consult with you regarding major workplace changes.  The agreement provisions include: 
  • Genuine consultation periods to consider members feedback about proposed changes;
  • Fairer redeployment process that incudes access to case managers and consideration of employee preferences.
Will you be asked to do more work with less staff - What can you do?
 
Make sure you speak up now about any concerns you and your colleagues may have about issues such as a potential increase in workloads, and an increase in travel time to a new hub location. Westpac is obliged to consider your feedback and suggestions. 
 
Westpac must also discuss with you any measures they will take to avert or mitigate any adverse effect the proposed changes will have.
 
If you are impacted make sure you get all the facts.  You can:
  • Speak to your FSU Workplace Rep or Organiser
  • Join the FSU online today at www.fsunion.org.au
  • Arrange to hold a workplace meeting to discuss the impact on you and your colleagues
  • Contact our Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378 to get further information and advice

 
Contact Details
Finance Sector Union
Ph: 1300 366 378
wbccampaigns@fsunion.org.au

Authorised By: Julia Angrisano, National Secretary


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