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Following the recent staff endorsement of a new Westpac Group Enterprise Agreement, it's time to take action to ensure you receive a pay increase on 1 January 2016.
 
As part of the new EA, which delinks pay outcomes from targets, there is a new criteria you will need to meet to be eligible for a pay increase.
 
One of the criteria is that you must have successfully completed minimum mandatory training and accreditation requirements for your role by 1 December 2015.
 
It is critical that you act now.

 
What do you need to do?
  • Check your status on Westpac’s Group Learning System eAcadamy to ensure you are up to date or know which training needs to be completed. If your details on eAcadamy are not correct speak to your manager about getting them updated.
     
  • Speak to your manager today about scheduling time before 1 December 2015 to complete your mandatory training for your role, (Professional Standards Training).
     
  • Remember this training is a requirement for your role and is to be completed during paid time.
     
  • If you are going to be on leave ensure you have spoken to your manager about completing your mandatory training before you go on leave.
 
If you have not completed your training by 1 December 2015, you will not be eligible to receive a pay increase.
 

Note: If you have been on extended leave which meant you could not complete your mandatory training by 1 December 2015, you will still be eligible (subject to you meeting all other eligibility criteria), for a fixed pay increase or if you complete your mandatory training requirements by 1 February 2016.
 

What else is part of the criteria to receive a fixed pay increase?
As well as ensuring you have successfully completed the mandatory training for your role,  you must also meet the following criteria, in order to receive a pay increase:
 
  • Be employed as at 30 September of the relevant performance year.
     
  • Have performed work for at least 3 months (unless you were absent on parental leave).
     
  • Have a behavior rating of 2 or 3.
     
  • Not be on formal performance counselling program in the period 1 October to 1 January following the end of the performance year.
 

For information and advice contact the Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378.
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FSU Member Rights Centre
Ph: 1300 366 378

Authorised By: Fiona Jordan, National Secretary


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