Protected Action Ballot

CBA EA 2020

FSU has applied to conduct a Protected Action Ballot at CBA.

We need all members to vote.


Voting YES in this ballot will help us secure a fair EA at CBA. If every member does their part, it will send a strong and clear signal to CBA that their approach is not the right one.

Everyone should have their ballot in the mail by 4 December.

Download this reminder to your calendar.

Remember, the ballot is conducted by the AEC not CBA, so your vote is confidential. The Bank will only know the overall result.



LEC member and CBA employee Kerina runs through the ballot process:


Have questions about the 13 items? Kerina and Emily answer some FAQs here:


Frequently Asked Questions

The roll of voters is compiled by the AEC. To do this, they will match up a list of union members that we have provided with a list of eligible employees that CBA have provided. Only people who appear on both lists will be able to vote. This process closed on Monday 23 November. The best way to be 100% sure that you’re going to receive a ballot is to contact the AEC and check that you're on the list, and which address they have for you. You can do this here: or call either: (02) 9375 6366 or (03) 9285 7111 and quote the ballot order number: B2020/700.
Your ballot will go to the registered mailing address you have listed with the FSU. You can check which address was submitted for you by contacting the AEC directly at: or call either: (02) 9375 6366 or (03) 9285 7111 and quote the ballot order number: B2020/700. You can also check with the union to see which address we submitted for you, you can do that by emailing
Ballots will be posted from the AEC in Sydney on the 24 November. If you're concerned that yours is taking too long, the first thing to do is to check and confirm that your ballot is coming to the right address. You can do this by contacting the AEC: or call either: (02) 9375 6366 or (03) 9285 7111 and quote the ballot order number: B2020/700. Australia Post is experiencing some delays, so until about 4 December there is no need to panic, especially if you've confirmed your postal address. After that, get in touch with the union and the AEC to talk through options to get your ballot back extra fast!
There will be 13 questions on the ballot paper. We’re asking you to vote YES to all of them and post your ballot back in its reply paid envelope immediately. This is important to show CBA that our members are united in our pursuit of our outstanding claims.
If you have any questions about anything to do with the Protected Action Ballot please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing We need at least 50.1% of all members to vote for this ballot action to be valid! So your vote is important!