NAB Enterprise Bargaining 2020

Welcome to Enterprise Bargaining for NAB 2020

Thanks to the hundreds of workplace reps who recently attended consultation teleconferences regarding the new Enterprise Agreement.

As you are fully aware, NAB decided not to proceed to ballot for the new Agreement, but instead honour everything that had been agreed at the negotiating table between NAB & FSU.  This outcome has come through the strong campaign work of FSU members over many months.

An Enterprise Agreement is negotiated between employers, employees and bargaining representatives to establish fair working wages and conditions of employment.  Our FSU bargaining team pursued the terms and conditions that matter most to us.

Have a look at what your colleagues said are their top priorities in the log of claims document below.

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Recent Bargaining Updates

Enterprise Bargaining Update – Pay Discussions are Underway

17 February 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Negotiations continue with NAB, to achieve a fair Enterprise Agreement for all employees. As your Union bargaining representatives, we met again with NAB yesterday.

We spent much of yesterday talking about the importance of rebuilding trust, confidence and culture – and fair pay for the work we do is central to this.

We relayed your feedback about workload intensification caused by job cuts: work is being pushed down to lower levels, so our jobs are getting more complex, but our pay doesn’t increase accordingly. We also talked about the excessive hours we’re working, and why overtime is often not being paid when we have to stay back or come in early to make sure the job gets done for our customers and colleagues.

The discussions were robust and we disagreed on many points. We’ve again asked NAB to provide data to support their claim that the pay model is working. We want to know how we’re paid within our role ranges, and how many of us are getting a genuine pay rise – as compared to an apparent pay rise because we’ve taken on a higher or more complex role with increased responsibility.

We’re meeting again on 24 February to continue discussions about pay.

If you want to see action on pay, you must act NOW!

Faithfully Yours,

Your Union Bargaining Team
Rupi, Myrna, Helen, Paul








Want Fair Pay? Sign the NAB EB Pledge Today

10 February 2020

Dear Colleagues,

If you would like to see action to fix pay at NAB you should sign the Pledge for fair pay today.

The Pledge is about demonstrating to NAB that the new agreement must include solutions to the pay problems we have identified.

  • Pay increases that ensure we keep ahead of the cost of living;
  • Being paid fairly for the hours we are required to work;
  • Concrete actions to close the gender pay gap.

If you want to see real action on pay:

Sign the Pledge for fair pay at  

Share the Pledge with your colleagues.

Nominate to be a campaign volunteer today.

Faithfully Yours,

Your Union Bargaining Team
Rupi, Myrna, Helen, Paul

Bargaining Update #6 – Sign the Pledge: Together we can win fair pay

3 February 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Last week we resumed bargaining for a new agreement and have additional meetings scheduled for the 7th and 13th of February.

The next few weeks are going to be crucial to making sure NAB comes to the table with a fair offer that recognises and respects our contribution. It’s critical that our pay keeps ahead of the cost of living, addresses the excessive hours we work, and sets concrete targets to address gender pay inequality.

How You Can Help Win Fair Pay

With hundreds of workplaces and thousands of employees across the country we need all hands on deck to ensure we win a fair agreement as soon as possible.

Here’s what you can do to help:

  1. Sign the Pledge for fair pay at:
  2.  Share the Pledge with your colleagues
  3. Nominate to be a campaign volunteer

Faithfully Yours,

Your Union Bargaining Team
Rupi, Myrna, Helen, Paul

NAB’s EA Offer – Still no fair pay offer!

11 December 2019

It appears that NAB are again shying away from talking about the thing which everyone’s waiting to hear about – fair pay. Yesterday was the last bargaining meeting of this year and NAB employees are still no clearer on the Bank’s position.

NAB continues to argue that the pay model is working. That’s despite more than one in three Group 3 and 4 employees missing out on an annual increase, and over three quarters being paid in the bottom quartile of your salary range.

This isn’t good enough!

We’re committed to finding the solutions you say matter most; this means pay that keeps up with the cost of living, compensates you fairly for work intensification and all the extra hours you do, and addresses the gender pay gap.

We will also be seeking back pay for any delays to Group 1 and 2 salary increases to make sure no one is worse off.

If you would like to help ensure we win a fair agreement as soon as possible, we encourage you to help get our message out with your colleagues.

How you can help

  1. Download and print a poster below and put it up on your noticeboard;
  2. Nominate to be a campaign volunteer today;
  3. Talk to a colleague about joining our union to support fair pay.

Faithfully Yours,
Your Union Bargaining Team
Rupi, Myrna, Helen, Paul

This week things got a bit tense at the bargaining table

14 November 2019

Job security and the future of work were on the bargaining agenda this week.

You told us that job security and support to access the jobs of the future are important to you, but NAB didn’t want to hear firsthand from your reps how poorly the change management process has been handled through Enterprise Transformation. They’ve now agreed to listen to what your Reps have to say so we will be continuing that discussion next meeting.

In the meantime, download our Future of Work Feedback Form (at, share it with your colleagues and scan and return it to Your stories and feedback are powerful, and we need them if we’re going to win a process that respects and values you for the work you do.

Pay discussions coming up

We’re expecting to hear about FY19 remuneration outcomes next week and then we can start talking about the changes we want to see to the remuneration model to ensure you get paid fairly for the work you do and that we lock in measures to eliminate the gender pay gap.

We need you to join us!

If you’re not a union member, join us. Become a member today at

If you don’t have a local union rep, email so one can be put in place.

For more information, get in contact with your union rep or union organiser. You can also email


Your Union Bargaining Team
Rupi, Helen, Myrna, Paul

Creating Solutions to Work Intensification at NAB

31 October 2019

This week in Enterprise Bargaining we focused on work intensification and work-life balance.

NAB stuck to diversity and simplification of the agreement, and had little to say about the issues you say matter most.

Excessive hours and ongoing restructures

Your responses to last week’s update about workloads reinforced what FSU members have said all along. Work at NAB is intensifying. We’re working excessive hours to meet workload pressures — and this has become the norm in an environment of job cuts, ongoing restructures and uncertainty. Feedback from B&P colleagues was amongst the worst in relation to work intensification and excessive hours.

With Award changes coming in March in relation to annualised salaries, we’ve asked NAB to tell us what they think ‘reasonable additional hours’ means for Group 3 and 4 roles. This will reveal what you’re really being paid for the hours you need to work to keep up.

Next meeting – change, digital disruption and the future of work

Thousands of jobs are still to be cut to achieve the 6000 cuts announced in late 2017; we’ve put the future of work on the agenda for our next meeting. We asked NAB how they plan to respect and support you through a time of ongoing digital disruption and change.

If you’ve been impacted by restructuring and digital disruption, we want to hear from you!

Share your story of change – complete our snap survey here.

We need you to join us!

If you’re not a union member, join us. Become a member today at

If your team or department does not have a workplace union rep, send an email to so one can be put in place.

For more information, get in contact with your union rep or union organiser. You can also email


Your Union Bargaining Team
Paul, Myrna, Rupi, Helen

It’s our chance to make NAB fair: Enterprise Bargaining is on!

5 September 2019

Last week NAB issued a Notice of Representational Rights.

This means enterprise bargaining will commence shortly – we get to re-negotiate important things like fair pay, flexibility and leave. We’ll also be talking about how a fair transition into the jobs of the future should look at NAB.

As a Union member you will be automatically represented by the FSU bargaining team:

FSU members have overwhelmingly endorsed our bargaining position. You can review what we will be campaigning for at NAB_EB19_LogOfClaims

Member Feedback

We’re committed to keeping you informed regularly, as our campaign for fair pay and conditions rolls out in NAB. Keep an eye out for further bargaining updates from FSU. You can also email us anytime at

Are You Ready to be a Workplace Leader?

If your workplace isn’t currently represented it’s time to step up. With hundreds of workplaces and thousands of employees, we need leaders in the workplace making sure everyone is informed. You will be trained and supported every step of the way. Nominate at

In Unity,
Paul, Myrna, Rupi, Helen

NAB Workers Across Australia are Voting YES for our Collective Bargaining Claim

NAB workers across Australia have been getting together to discuss our survey results. The main priorities are now outlined in our collective bargaining claim proposal.

If you haven’t had a chance to speak with your workplace union rep or attend a claim endorsement meeting, now’s your chance to review our priorities. Have a look at what your colleagues are saying are the top priorities in the log of claims document below and cast your vote here: