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  • News Date:
    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Body:

    We attended a community meeting in Ruatoria this week where members of the public discussed what they could do to support the campaign to keep Westpac Ruatoria open after a proposed closure was announced. People spoke with great feeling on the importance of having face-to-face contact when discussing financial matters, particularly the elderly. There is also the problem of limited internet access in the community. The campaign to challenge the proposed closure is in full swing including lobbying of politicians, rallies and media.

  • News Date:
    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Body:

    At the end of the month representatives from call centre union members will meet with senior management in the Westpac call centre to discuss how we resolve the problems associated with annual leave being entirely administered online. If you have contributions to make to this discussion let us know what they are.

  • News Date:
    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Body:

    FIRST Union has been in negotiations with ANZ this week through ERA facilitated bargaining. Any proposals coming from this will go out to members over the coming weeks for a vote.

  • News Date:
    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Body:

    We head into negotiations with BNZ in September. Delegate meetings to prepare for these negotiations will happen the week of 20th July in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. Delegates will receive letters about this next week. 

  • News Date:
    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Body:

    We have been in collective agreement bargaining with Heartland, and there is now an offer to put to members.  A voting pack will be going out to Heartland sites today.

  • News Date:
    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Body:

    We have also been bargaining with Sovereign, and there is now an offer to put to members. A voting pack will be going out to Sovereign sites today.

  • News Date:
    Thursday, June 4, 2015
    Body:

    We will be targeting all banks in a campaign to get them to take demographics/geography into account when setting targets as we continue to find this is the biggest frustration and concern for members. We have raised at numerous forums and no movement has been made so we will be taking the message wider.

  • News Date:
    Thursday, June 4, 2015
    Body:

    Westpac is proposing the closure of its Ruatoria branch, the last bank on the East Coast. Workers, FIRST union and the community are rallying together to keep the branch open, you can support the campaign by signing this petition.

  • News Date:
    Thursday, June 4, 2015
    Body:

    At a meeting last week Westpac told us they had increased the casual pool and branches shouldn’t be experiencing problems accessing casuals now. Westpac will investigate branches who have raised staffing concerns to check whether casual pool is being utilised as it should be. If you have not already advised us of staffing problems on your site and you want to be involved in this investigation please let us know.

  • News Date:
    Thursday, June 4, 2015
    Body:

    A lot of members asked whether when they take time off on approved leave that targets should be adjusted accordingly. Westpac have confirmed that they should, please advise your delegate or organiser if this is not happening at your branch/call centre.

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