FSU sues CBA for stolen wages

Today, after more than a year of work, your union lodged a claim in the Federal Court on behalf of CBA members who are unable to take their paid tea breaks.

Systematically being made to work through paid breaks is wage theft.

Every time you’re denied a break, CBA gain ten minutes of extra work and you lose ten minutes worth of paid rest.

Today we took a major step towards securing backpay for our members, and towards forcing CBA to address this issue.

The staffing issues in branches will not be resolved by backpay alone but this is an important step in demanding that our basic entitlements are provided. As many members have suggested, if that can’t be done with staffing levels the way they are – then CBA will have to fix that too!

What’s next and what do I need to do?

  • If you’re a member of the FSU, you’re already covered by this – we’ve made the claim on behalf of all of you!
  • You can come to a meeting to learn more about the case and how you can help as things progress:


FSU Meeting: CBA Tea-Breaks Entitlements
7pm (AEDT) Wednesday 2 Feb

Register online


If you have any questions, just email fsuinfo@fsunion.org.au.

Your FSU Team

Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary