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Next week, your union will represent you at the ILO global forum on the impact of the global financial crisis on finance sector workers, and at the UNI Finance G20 workshop following the forum.
The global forum will explore the impact of the global financial crisis, the scale and likely duration, and how governments, employers and unions can help finance sector workers cope.
Locally, we have continued to see knee-jerk job cutting, finance jobs heading offshore, and increased pressure on workers as a result of targets, understaffing, not enough relief staff, long hours and increased workload.
Your union argues that there must be a better way forward for our industry and that the time is ripe for changes to be made that both build confidence in the professionalism of our industry, respond to community concerns and recognise and invest in staff.
The Senate Standing Committee on Economics is conducting an Inquiry into Aspects of Bank Mergers, and has invited written submissions. The Inquiry has the scope to examine the economic, social and employment aspects of recent mergers of Australian banks, the extent to which Australian banks have off-shored services, and the impact of off-shoring on employment.
The FSU has lodged it’s submission, which can be viewed on our website. The closing date for submissions has recently been extended to Friday 6th March, 2009. Members with first-hand experience of the impact of bank mergers or the impact of off-shoring may wish to lodge their own written submission to the Senate Inquiry. If you would like to discuss the Inquiry process or the FSU submission please contact James Bennett, firstname.lastname@example.org
FSU Health and Safety Reps in NAB, CBA and RBA have reviewed draft consultation guidelines developed by the Safety Commission, the body that regulates OHS in the Comcare system.
It is important that the final guidelines ensure members are effectively consulted on matters that impact on workplace health and safety and your FSU HSR’s have made a number of recommendations to the Safety Commission.
Annually on March 8th, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and to celebrate their achievements. Click here to check out events planned in Australian capital cities.
Holiday Reservations have just secured access to a new range of apartment, hotel and resort properties on the Gold Coast, and in far north Queensland. The free comprehensive booking service enables you to organise your complete holiday package.
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