FSU WBC Members Win Review of Leave Accruals

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

FSU Members have won changes to how personal/carer’s leave will accrue for full time unpackaged employees. These changes apply to those with RDOs or a compressed hours arrangement.

It is expected this review may result in an increase to leave balances for approximately 5,000 staff.

The changes are a result of FSU members’ feedback, following the implementation of the Westpac Group 2016 Enterprise Agreement. Their concerns centred on the interpretation and application of the RDO, roster, and leave clauses.

Following an investigation of members’ concerns, the FSU and Westpac have worked together on the issues and how to resolve them. As a result Westpac have agreed to undertake a review of personal/carer’s leave balances for affected employees.

Next Steps

If you are a full time unpackaged employee with RDOs or compressed hours and are affected by this change, you will receive an email from Westpac advising they are reviewing your personal/carer’s leave balance.

If as part of the review it is found that you have not received the correct amount of personal/carer’s leave, you will receive an adjustment to your leave balance to ensure you are receiving access to your full entitlement of 12 days per year. Any increases to your personal/carer’s leave balances will be back-dated to 1 January 2016.

Congratulations to all the FSU members who came forward with their concerns and provided information and examples to support the FSU case! This win is thanks to your involvement.

Please forward this update onto your workmates and remember if you’re not already a member of FSU, you can join today using the green Join FSU button at the top right of this page.

For further information or advice contact our Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378.

Contact Details
Finance Sector Union
Ph: 1300 366 378

Authorised By: Julia Angrisano, National Secretary

Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary