Last week NAB reported on its positive third quarter performance – citing growth in small business lending and staff cuts as contributors.
But staff tell a story of stress at an all-time high, vacant roles, excessive working hours, and rampant wage theft.
NAB pushing ahead with a “broken” system
While NAB acknowledged the fulfilment process is “broken” and systems and processes aren’t yet in place, they remain committed to pushing ahead with the second phase of the restructure in early September anyway.
The feeling on the ground is this is more about cost savings in time for end of year reporting, rather than being the best business bank in the world or ensuring the health safety and wellbeing of staff.
FSU puts NAB on notice
WHS laws require employers to assess and mitigate against risks to the health, safety or welfare of those in their workplace.
This week FSU wrote to NAB asking them to demonstrate appropriate assessments have been undertaken. These assessments should mitigate against the risks associated with a large-scale restructure proposal that involves carrying long term vacancies and is contingent on new systems and processes that aren’t quite ready or up to scratch.
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