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About the Finance Sector Union

What do we do?

Member Rights Centre

Organising Call Centre

State Offices

Governance

Local Enterprise Councils

National Enterprise Councils
 



What do we do?

The Finance Sector Union exists to promote, improve and protect the working conditions and entitlements of its members. This page is designed to debunk some of the myths about your Union and explain the processes to make your workplace a better place to work.

The principal activities of the union are:

  • Representing members in workplace and industry wide negotiations with employers and employer organisation.              
  • Representing members before the Australian industrial relations commission, state industrial tribunals and other court and tribunals on matters relevant to workplace issues.
  • Providing information to members about their employment and related rights and obligations. 
  • Lobbying state and federal government and other relevant bodies about matters of concern to members and their families in relation to employment.
    Publicising to members and to the community issues of concern to members and proposals to address their concerns.
  • Conducting research and other activities in order to enable the union to effectively carry out these functions.
  • Providing members and their families with access to a range of services on favourable terms.



Member Rights Centre
8am to 6pm Mon to Fri

The FSU Member Rights Centre (MRC) is the place to call if you need information or advice about an issue in your workplace. Our trained operators can assist members over the phone, or refer your call to the appropriate Organiser or Industrial Officer if members require the union’s active involvement in a dispute.  Phone: 1300 366 378 or email: fsuinfo@fsunion.org.au .

The MRC is also the place to call to update your details, and to access Member Services such as discounted movie tickets.


Organising Call Centre
On the job day and night

Sometimes it is hard to talk about work issues or your union membership when you are at work.  Sometimes your union organisers have a lot of trouble getting a chance to talk you when we visit your workplace – usually because you are so busy.

To help keep in touch with you, FSU has set up an Organising Call Centre (OCC) so that we can contact you directly to discuss current campaigns, changes at work, upcoming FSU events and visits, or perhaps to get updated information from you so we have your correct details on your membership records.

Generally the OCC will contact you outside of working hours, normally on your home phone number (if you have given it to us).  So now you can comfortably have a conversation with our organisers without the interruptions of your work demands, and from the privacy of your home.

Sometimes, we may still need to contact you at work if we need to immediately speak with our members about important issues.

Please note that the FSU will never contact you at home to sell you any products or services.
 
If you have any queries regarding our Organising Call Centre, please email: occ@fsunion.org.au


State Offices

Do you need an FSU Organiser to visit your workplace? Interested in becoming an FSU Rep or joining your Local Enterprise Council (LEC)?  Contact your relevant State Office.

NSW/ACT
Qld
SA/NT
Vic/Tas
WA


Governance

The Finance Sector Union is run by members for members. A series of Local and National Enterprise Councils comprising finance sector workers elected by members are actively engaged in determining union policy and developing strategies.

Rules of the Finance Sector Union of Australia


Local Enterprise Councils (LEC)

What is a Local Enterprise Council?

Local Enterprise Councils (LECs) consist of groups of volunteer FSU members from all enterprises – banking/insurance/superannuation etc, elected by members at their enterprise.  These volunteers have an important role in:

  • Representing FSU members within their own enterprise.
  • Providing direction to their union on issues affecting members in their enterprise.
  • Assist in determining broader union policy with the aim of improving the lives of all working people within our industry.


LEC members meet monthly and have the following responsibilities, functions, powers and duties:

  • to act at all times and conduct its business in a manner consistent with the decisions of the National Conference and the National Executive and the decisions of the NEC of the same Section as the LEC concerned (its NEC) and shall maintain close liaison with the National Executive;
  • to ascertain and identify the concerns, ideas and interests of the members allocated to that LEC (its Union members);
  • to actively contribute to the development, implementation and review of the Union’s strategies and plans;
  • to ensure that its NEC is fully informed of the concerns, ideas and interests of its Union members;
  • to be committed to and actively support the recruitment and retention of its Union members;
  • to ensure that the views of the FSU Representatives in its Union members’ workplaces are taken into consideration;


LEC Presidents / Local President

NSW/ACT
ANZ - Mark Barratt
CBA - Allison Cruze
General - Stephen Holloway (Horizon Credit Union)
Insurance - Julie Engel (QBE)
NAB - Dale Mills
St George/BankSA - Susanne Pearce (St George)
Westpac - Marcia Byrnes
Local Executive President: Marcia Byrnes
     
QLD
ANZ - Joy Buckland
CBA - Paul Everson
General - Anne Dixon (Precision Admin Services)
Insurance - Adam Woodward (RACQ)
NAB - Tania McDougall
St George/BankSA - Vacant
Westpac - Paul Selke
Local Executive President: Paul Selke
       
SA/NT  
ANZ - Vacant
CBA - Kristy Horner
General - Gary Bridle (AustralianSuper)
Insurance - Vacant
NAB - Emma Branson
St George/BankSA - Tracy Piltz
Westpac - Anne O'Connell
Local Executive President: Tracy Piltz
 
VIC/TAS
ANZ - Suzanne Adamceicz 
CBA Valerie Smith
General - Peter Clifford (AustralianSuper)
Insurance - Steve Gatti
NAB - Steve Howland
St George/BankSA - Vacant
Westpac - Sacha Hammersley
Local Executive President: Steven Howland

WA
ANZ - Marianne Hywood
CBA - Charmane Hollyock
General - Vacant
Insurance - Vacant
NAB - Vacant
St George/BankSA - Vacant
Westpac - Jane Fisher
Local Executive President: Adam Fay
  
To find out who the other members of your LEC are, or for contact details of the LEC Presidents, please contact your State Office.

 
National Enterprise Councils (NEC)

What is a National Enterprise Council?

National Enterprise Councils (NECs) are groups of volunteer FSU members elected by the relevant LEC to represent their enterprise in FSU national forums.

NEC members meet regularly by teleconference, and have the following responsibilities, functions, powers and duties:

  • to act at all times and conduct its business in a manner consistent with the decisions of the National Conference and the National Executive and shall maintain close liaison with the National Executive;
  • to ascertain and identify the concerns, ideas and interests of the members allocated to that NEC (its Union members);
  • to actively contribute to the development, implementation and review of the Union’s strategies and plans;
  • to ensure that each LEC in the same Section as that NEC is fully informed of the concerns, ideas and interests of its Union members;
  • to be committed to and actively support the recruitment and retention of its Union members;
  • to actively contribute to the development and implementation of the policies of the Union;
  • to co-ordinate the activities of the Local Enterprise Councils in its Section;
  • to determine whether or not to consent to the Union entering into industrial agreements as provided in Rule 49 and prior to doing so, take into account any opinions expressed by any LEC in its Section.


NEC Presidents

National President - Louise Arnfield

ANZ – Dolly Jensen
CBA – Melissa Carmichael
General - Pauline Olson (IFS)
Insurance – Julie Engel (QBE)
Midsized Banks – Adam Fay
NAB – Paul Ferrari
RBA – Peter Tancred
St George/BankSA - Susanne Pearce
Westpac – Marcia Byrnes

To find out who the other members of your NEC are, or for contact details of the NEC Presidents, please contact the MRC on 1300 366 378.

Authorised By: Julia Angrisano, National Secretary


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