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Westpac Quarterly & Targets Forum Survey for December

It’s that time again – please tell us your priorities for the Council’s forum in December.

Tell us your priorities for the forum in September

Our next quarterly forum with Westpac bank is on the 30 September. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and fax back to FIRST Union by 17 September.

Westpac Forum Report Back: August 2014

Your union council discussed the member stories from bargaining with Ian Blair, GM Retail; as well as discussing other issues affecting staff with senior management of the bank.

Westpac Agreement ratified by members

Union members at Westpac have voted overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying the new Collective Agreement, which delivers a wage increase of 3.4% (effective from 1 April this year) and a further 3.4% on 1 April next year.

63% of eligible Westpac members participated in the ballot at ratification meetings, with over 90% voting in favour of the settlement.

Westpac Ratification Meetings

Westpac ratification meetings have begun and are going well. 

Next week is the last week that ratification meetings can take place.

Members have an absolute right to attend a ratification meeting – the reason we give notice is so that staffing issues can be managed by the bank.

Update - Westpac Collective Agreement 2014

Recommended proposed settlement to go to Ratification meetings of members.

Update on Westpac bargaining 2014

Westpac requests for bargaining to be adjourned

Westpac CA bargaining adjourned

As you know bargaining commenced on Thursday 20 March in Auckland.

Westpac Bargaining Update

Westpac bargaining will commence on the 20th of March 2014. The parties have now exchanged claims.

The union was disappointed to see that the tradition of claw-backs has been maintained, and vows to strongly oppose these.


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