Bargaining Update: 3%

Yesterday the FSU’s National Secretary Julia Angrisano, and Assistant National Secretary, Nathan Rees met with CBA. We had hoped this meeting would be a circuit breaker, and that it would resolve some of the issues we’ve not been able to reach agreement on in negotiations to date.

Here’s what CBA told us at that meeting:

CBA told us they’re not prepared to increase the pay offer. They also told us that they’re not prepared to back down on removing RDOs from the agreement, they won’t include a fairer disputes process and they won’t back away from their claim to reduce overtime calculations.

This is a disappointing position from the Bank, there’s no doubt about it, but we know that we deserve 3% and we know that our best chance of getting a fair agreement is to remain united and steadfast.

So what next?

Build our power! As of last night, more than 6000 CBA employees have signed our petition calling for 3%. If each of the 6000 staff who have signed this petition spoke to just one colleague about the importance of signing, we would be well over our target of 10,000 CBA employees taking action. That’s a third of the Bank.

Remember, your colleagues do not need to be union members to sign, the bank won’t find out who has signed, and this is relevant to everyone at CBA no matter how they’re employed.

We’re both employed on IAs, so we understand the complexity of the connection between pay increases in the EA and our pay increases. The best way to ensure that everyone at CBA gets a fair increase this year is to stand together.

Meet and make decisions. We’re holding a Zoom meeting on Monday October 5th at 7:30pm AEST. We’ll provide everyone with a more comprehensive update, and make some decisions about the next stages of our campaign for a fair agreement at CBA. RSVP here to attend.

Thanks for your support so far!

Allison Cruze & James Dixon
Your FSU Bargaining Reps

Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary