FSU Presenting Members’ Experiences to the Royal Commission

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Indigenous Employment is Vital to Finance

The FSU believes that employment of Indigenous Australians in the finance sector is crucial. Indigenous bank employees provide a vital bridge between the financial institutions and their communities.

An indigenous worker is best placed to interact with indigenous customers, as they understand culture and community.

Traineeships are a vital pathway into permanent work. The union is committed to campaigning on increasing rates of conversion of trainees to permanent work.

FSU Raising Indigenous Employment Issues in the Royal Commission

FSU has been granted leave to appear in this round of the Royal Commission, as it examines the ways financial institutions interact with rural and indigenous communities.

This chance to raise employment issues saw a small win yesterday, when the RC asked a witness: “Do you think it would be valuable for indigenous people to be employed by financial services entities to assist in engagement with indigenous people?”

The response was clear – YES, there is value.

This now provides the union with an opportunity to say more about the use of traineeships across the finance sector in our written submission.

Your Experiences Give the Royal Commission Crucial Information

We want to hear from you if you have had an experience with a traineeship, or other matters that the RC is considering now. The Royal Commission must hear what’s happening in communities.

Go to the FSU’s online Royal Commission Portal, add your voice, and make a difference:

The FSU’s online portal is at www.fairfinanceindustry.com. The FSU Portal is confidential and FSU will contact all contributors to discuss the next steps towards submitting to the Royal Commission.

If you want get more involved, contact our Indigenous Organiser, Ash Rose at ashley.rose@fsunion.org.au or 02 9320 0020.

In Unity,
Julia Angrisano

Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary