FIRST Organisers have been attending restructure meetings to support members over the past few weeks. Members reported it was very useful to have union support during this time particularly in compiling a comprehensive submission to the bank on the proposal. If you have been told you are affected by the restructure and you need advice or your questions answered please contact us here.
Claims meetings have been running over the past month for union members across stores, call centres and back offices, if you haven’t yet had yours and are unsure when yours is please contact your organiser or let us know.
A vigil was held outside the National Party conference last weekend to protest the Government's Health and Safety Reform Bill.The vigil was led by Deborah McMillan, whose husband died in a forestry accident.The vigil included 291 crosses signifying New Zealand workers who have died since the Government promised to improve health and safety laws following the Pike River disaster. Article here.
Major corporations such as Accenture, Gap and Microsoft are moving away from performance reviews, saying research shows such reviews are not objective and are bad for staff morale.
The ANZ terms of settlement have been ratified. Of those members who voted, 98.5% voted to accept. The pay rise and years worth of back pay will go through on Thursday August 6th. The second pay rise will kick in the week following. It has been a long journey and all members should be proud of the struggle they put in to protect terms and conditions at ANZ.
Westpac are saying current restructures in the back office areas will not result in mass job losses. FIRST Union appeared in a New Zealand Herald article responding to the rumours.
FIRST Organisers have been attending restructure meetings to support members over the past week.
BNZ negotiations are not far away, we are all working on building up membership as much as possible to be in a strong position for bargaining. Organisers visited BNZ Harbour Quay and Quay Park this week to recruit new members to our union. Claims meetings for union members start next week. We have a forum with senior management coming up on 27th August to discuss targets , if you want us to raise anything in particular contact us here.
Following facilitated bargaining with ANZ, we now have a settlement offer to bring out to ANZ members to vote on. Your organiser will contact your manager to arrange a ratification meeting at your branch/site through the month of July. If you need to get in touch with your organiser call 0800 863477.
BNZ negotiations are not far away, we are all working on building up membership as much as possible to be in a strong position for bargaining. Organisers will be visiting BNZ Harbour Quay and Quay Park on the week of 27th July to recruit new members to our union – look out for us! Claims meetings for union members will occur over the month of August.