ANZ Technology Testing Services outsourcing to Capgemini - FSU members stick together and stand firm
Thursday, 12 July 2012
When ANZ bank announced its intention to outsource over 100 Australian based IT roles to global services provider Capgemini, the reaction from affected workers was immediate.
FSU members organized meetings in the workplace, collectively raised their concerns about transferring to a new employer and continued access to employment entitlements, and are challenging the business case for outsourcing their work.
A delegation of members has met with ANZ in an attempt to resolve these issues. One of the solutions sought by members is a new collective agreement specifically tailored to these technology workers and their particular circumstance.
ANZ declined to collectively bargain with this group of workers, and the FSU has applied for a determination from Fair Work Australia to force the bank to the table.
Last Friday 50 members attended the hearing and are now waiting to hear whether the application has been successful.
If the application is successful the FSU expects negotiations to start immediately.
Show your support for your ANZ colleagues
FSU commends the Technology Testing Services employees who are standing together and sticking up for each other. You can show your support for these workers by leaving a message here or sending an email to email@example.com .
Authorised By: Leon Carter, National Secretary