cbus eba 2021

Enterprise Bargaining begins!

Enterprise agreement negotiations at Cbus have started! In our first meeting with Cbus on Friday, we presented our plan for making the Fund a better place to work, outlined in our FSU Log of Claims.

We still want to hear from you and your colleagues about what matters to you most, so if you haven’t already, you can review and get in touch with your priorities for our FSU Log of Claims.

Cbus have told us that they will be presenting their Log of Claims at the end of this week, so stay tuned for updates on management’s proposals.

We all know how important it is to have as many Cbus employees as possible united in support of our proposals and bargaining positions if are to win them. Now is the perfect time to start spreading the word to our non-union colleagues about what we can achieve when we work together.

Send them the link to our FSU Log of Claims or share this page!

Social media policy changes 

Cbus recently updated your Social Media Policy, and we have identified some alarming changes to your obligations as Cbus employees.

Did you know that the policy now states:

  • “You must not post or include content in social media posts which…includes explicitly political commentary”
  • Cbus can “remove or request the removal of any statement, inference or posting of any kind relating to Cbus…regardless of whether the posting is compliant or otherwise with the policy”
  • The policy applies to all your online activity, even if you do not identify yourself as a Cbus employee

As with the changes to the Health and Wellbeing Allowance, we are concerned that decisions are being made without consultation and that they are far too heavy handed.

We are inclined to write to Cbus and raise some questions and concerns about this particular change – but before we do, we want to hear from you about it. Email fsuinfo@fsuion.org.au, speak with one of your FSU Reps, or contact FSU Organiser Gavin Scott on 0498 092 518, so that we can be sure to represent your views.

Insurance restructure 

The recently announced proposed restructure of Cbus Insurance has raised serious concerns for staff affected by the changes, which include a re-organisation of Insurance teams, changes to reporting lines and PDs, and the creation of seven new roles.

If it goes ahead, this will be the third organisational restructure at Cbus so far this year, and comes in the middle of an already-difficult extended COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria.

On behalf of the affected members, we have raised some important concerns with Cbus, including that the consultation began too late and that management have not provided a guarantee that there won’t be any forced redundancies, despite assurances there are enough jobs for all current staff.

On top of this, management failed to complete a Risk Assessment of how the restructure will impact affected employees’ mental health. In response, our Health and Safety Representatives issued a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN), a formal process that deals with alleged breaches to Occupational Health and Safety laws.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the Insurance Team restructure by emailing fsuinfo@fsunion.org.au.

Your FSU Reps
Bill Rue, Caroline Troup, Fiona Peck, Ian Wilson, Jennifer Glass

Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary