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With the current Westpac Group Enterprise Agreement due to expire on 31 December 2018, the FSU and Westpac will commence negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement (EA) in July.

This round of negotiations comes at a critical time for Westpac workers and more broadly our industry. At a time when there is increased scrutiny on workplace culture, conduct and pay structures through the Royal commission hearings we have a unique opportunity to lead the way on changes required to re-gain the trust and confidence of customers and our community.
We are also facing the challenges of a rapidly changing work environment and practices due to digital disruption and technology advances.
It is vital that we respond to the challenges we face together by campaigning for a new EA that ensures the work Westpac Group workers do today and into the future is Valued, Secure and Fair.



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Westpac’s Current Enterprise Agreement Offer Falls Short

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Negotiations are underway between FSU and Westpac for a new Westpac Group Enterprise Agreement.

Westpac’s current proposal fails to address staff’s expectations on key issues of pay, job security, workplace culture, and fairness.

Here is the FSU assessment of Westpac’s current offer:


Failing to guarantee tier 3 staff (earning between $106 501 and $160 000) a fixed pay increase in the EA is failing to deal with conflicted pay models, which undermines trust and confidence.

Offering just 2% to tier 2 staff (earning between $82,501 and $106,500) is inadequate.

Behaviour ratings need to be able to be disputed on a quarterly basis.

No increase to super over the life of the agreement will leave staff short in retirement.


The Future of Work Role and Westpac Institute are good initiatives but require more details.

Any changes to the definition of comparability without protections for workers risks workers being forced into jobs without any choice as they endeavor to fairly transition to jobs of the future.

Denying BT workers the same Redeployment, Redundancy and Retrenchment rights, as other staff is unfair.



An increase to 20 days Domestic Violence leave for staff experiencing domestic and family violence is industry-leading and welcomed.

Attacking the loadings for additional part time hours worked at short notice shows a lack of respect for staff by providing greater flexibility for customers at the expense of workers, and is unacceptable.

A range of new stuff like ‘Sorry Business’ leave and Australian Defence Force leave is welcome.

Removing the call for volunteers 8 weeks before a public holiday in some circumstances based on rostering requirements is not good enough – a more transparent process is required.

Changes to notice requirements for ceasing night, early morning or weekend work as part of ordinary hours should not mean an employee bears the responsibility to find a suitable replacement.

Let us know what you think of Westpac’s current offer by emailing your feedback to

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Members Endorse FSU Claim

4 July 2018

Members Endorse FSU Claim for New Westpac Group Enterprise Agreement

Over the last month FSU members across the country attended workplace meetings to hear and discuss the details of the FSU claim for a new Westpac Group Enterprise Agreement.  Members overwhelmingly voted to endorse the claim, identifying pay, job security, workplace culture and conduct as key issues to be addressed in negotiations.

FSU Team Presents Claim to Westpac

On 3 July the FSU Negotiation Team – comprised of Westpac National Enterprise Council Deputy President Sacha Hammersley, St George National Enterprise Council President Susanne Pearce, and FSU Officials Joanne Nava and Lien Sutherland – presented the FSU members’ claim to Westpac.

Next Steps

Negotiations will continue: Westpac are due to provide their proposals for a new Westpac Group Enterprise Agreement to the FSU Negotiation Team over the coming days.

Look out for updates on negotiations as progress is made over the coming weeks.


Westpac Group - Results are in!

A union survey of more than 3000 staff across Westpac Group shows pay, job security, workplace culture and conduct as priority issues in a new Westpac Group Enterprise Agreement.

A series of meetings have been held over recent weeks to hear the full details of the FSU Claim.
The survey results have been incorporated into the FSU Claim document, which was endorsed by a vote of FSU members. 
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