Issue No.1 of 2009
Thursday 15 January


Invest in Australia to secure finance sector jobs this Australia Day
 

Ahead of Australia Day, the FSU will commence a consultation process with members on the development of a plan to secure finance sector jobs.

FSU believes the plan should include fair process to ensure all alternatives to retrenchment are considered and exhausted before retrenchment occurs, the establishment of a Skills Fund for the purpose of retraining employees, an end to offshoring jobs, and an improved package of financial support for workers who are made redundant.

Activities will take place around the country on Friday 23rd January, 2009. Visit our website (link below) to find the activity in your state, and for more information.

 Invest in Australia to secure finance sector jobs this Australia Day

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Overtime entitlements recovered for Vero members 

A number of FSU members and Promgroup were recently in dispute concerning entitlements to overtime under the Vero Certified Agreement. The FSU represented those individuals involved in the dispute.

The dispute has been resolved in terms satisfactory to all parties.

The FSU is able to advise members on their entitlements under the Vero Insurance Certified Agreement. Any members with concerns in relation to this should contact the FSU on 1300 366 378

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CBA sick leave confidentiality restored 

FSU members at CBA’s Melbourne Operations Centre were concerned when details of individual sick leave and performance results within a team were reported to all team members, and contacted the union for assistance when they were unable to get a satisfactory response from local management. FSU brought the matter to the bank’s attention, and we are happy to report that following the union’s intervention, the practice has ceased.

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Real rewards for Reps in WA 

FSU appreciates and value the efforts that Reps make in all areas of their role whether that be canvassing the views of members, providing information and assistance to members and the FSU office, or assisting to keep our records up to date.

But one of the most valuable things FSU Reps can do is help grow the Union.  It is through strength in numbers that members have a strong and influential voice and can make real change happen in their workplaces.

From 1 January 2009 until 31 March 2009, all FSU Reps in Western Australia will be able to access real rewards for their efforts in growing our Union.

During this pilot recruitment project, rewards will be provided to Reps who recruit new members, and FSU will reward workplaces that have 100% union membership.

The recruitment project may be extended nationwide in the future.

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Paid Maternity Leave - Email Petition 

The FSU, along with the ACTU and all of the other unions across Australia, are continuing our campaign to secure funding in the next Federal Budget for a national paid parental leave scheme. To show your support for the campaign, you can email the key Federal politicians by going clicking on the link below:

 Paid Maternity Leave - Email Petition


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