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  • News Date:
    Friday, March 13, 2015
    Body:

    Bank-owned company Paymark has been working on an online eftpos system, as an alternative for people who did not want to use credit or debit cards online.

  • News Date:
    Friday, March 13, 2015
    Body:

    Today marks four years of conflict in Syria, during which time four million refugees have fled Syria into neighbouring countries, according to Amnesty International.

    With little end in sight to this migration, Amnesty are now calling on other countries and the international community to play a more active role in refugee resettlement, through their #OpenToSyria campaign.

  • News Date:
    Friday, March 13, 2015
    Body:

    John Key walks into his local Parnell bank to cash a cheque, surrounded by secret service agents. The teller asks him for some ID.

     

    Key: Actually I forgot to bring ID, but I am the Prime Minister of New Zealand, so…

    Teller: I know sir, but with all the new banking regulations nowadays since the GFC it is a legal requirement.

    Key: But I need to buy a present for Bronagh.

  • News Date:
    Friday, March 6, 2015
    Body:

    The Collective Agreement for ANZ workers is still not settled.  The door was left ajar following mediation last week but it failed to produce a result.  

    Members are fearful that the bank’s drive for flexibility will see them discriminated against in subsequent wage rounds.  

    The next step in relation to bargaining is facilitated bargaining, and preparations are underway for this to occur.

  • News Date:
    Friday, March 6, 2015
    Body:

    The profits of NZ’s banking sector increased by 20.41% in 2014, according to the latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey; profits have now reached $4.83 billion.

    FIRST Union’s Retail, Finance and Commerce sector Maxine Gay said that these super-profits indicate that something is not right with our economy.

  • News Date:
    Friday, March 6, 2015
    Body:

    Recently a worker from the Rotorua branch of ANZ approached us who had worked on a public holiday with questions around payment for a day-in-lieu that she was paid out for.

  • News Date:
    Friday, March 6, 2015
    Body:

    This Saturday 7 March (tomorrow!) is the latest nationwide day of action against the TPPA, and actions are taking place in 22 locations around the country.

  • News Date:
    Friday, March 6, 2015
    Body:

    The Canadian central bank has made a special request to Canadians to stop defacing $5 notes to make them look like Star Trek’s Doctor Spock.

    For years trekkies have scribbled on the face of former PM Wilfrid Laurier – Canada’s first francophone prime minister – to make them look like Spock.

    However the trend has accelerated significantly since Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played spock, passed away.

  • News Date:
    Friday, February 13, 2015
    Body:

    Here in New Zealand ANZ and FIRST Union will be having another face-to-face mediated bargaining session next Thursday 19 February.

  • News Date:
    Friday, February 13, 2015
    Body:

     

    This week ASB posted their latest haly-yearly profit statement, hauling in a record half-year net profit of $444 million.

    This is a 7% increase on the previous year’s profit ($416 million). ASB is owned by the Australian Commonwealth Bank, Australia’s largest bank, who reported a first-half profit of A$4.62 billion.

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