In response to concerns raised by union members at Lockleys and Bedford Park (SA), your union wrote to Westpac management regarding Christmas Day this year.
Members were becoming increasingly concerned that they may be required to work on Christmas Day this year.
Christmas Day falls on a Saturday this year and under the current legislation in South Australia the 25th December will not be recognized as a public holiday.
Thanks to the FSU members the Bank has now clarified their position on Christmas Day, which reflects your union’s position that Christmas Day should be treated as a public Holiday.
Following FSU raising concerns on behalf of members, Westpac announced that they will be treating both Christmas and New Years’ Day as Public Holidays.
On behalf of your union reps at Westpac your union wishes you a safe and merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Enjoy your well-deserved break!