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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 have formally requested BNZ adjust an employees targets for the period they are working in the bulk teller role. BNZ are looking into this.

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

    A communication will come out shortly from senior management at BNZ to all employees confirming that there is no impediment to them being paid for overtime worked and they should be paid.

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

    By now all BNZ employees should have 15-30 minutes per week free from other duties to complete training modules. This was confirmed by senior management the other week.

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

    We raised with senior management that many branches have said casuals are not being brought in for absences. We have been analysing date BNZ provided us on casual usage and will continue the conversation with them on where it is clear casuals are not being used.

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