Draft enterprise agreement clauses are a potential technical fail
The Finance Sector Union has been negotiating with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank for a new enterprise agreement for over 12 months.
Late last week you would have received a communication from the Bank outlining that the FSU had raised concerns about the content of the proposed document. In response to the Bank’s final draft of the enterprise agreement, the FSU identified a number of areas we believed were simply not up to scratch – not only were they not good enough for members, but were areas the Union thought would not meet the requirements of the Fair Work Act.
The FSU immediately notified the Bank of our concerns. Without this crucial step by the FSU, employees may have voted on an enterprise agreement that potentially would not have left employees better off overall.
Given the delays already experienced during negotiations by the hard-working employees at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, it is time the Bank took ownership of the potential issues contained in the draft enterprise agreement. It must provide employees with an enterprise agreement that it is confident will be approved by the Fair Work Commission for voting on as soon as possible.
The FSU is committed to working through these issues with the Bank to ensure our members have an enterprise agreement that will leave all employees better off overall.
The Bank will need to genuinely work through these matters with the FSU as your employee bargaining representative. The FSU encourages members to consider the proposed enterprise agreement very carefully when the Bank makes the final draft available prior to the voting period.
For more information contact the FSU Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378.
Finance Sector Union
Ph: 1300 366 378