Our Westpac EA ballot closes at 5pm AEDT today! If you haven’t yet voted, now is your chance to tell the Bank that they must do better on providing a cost of living pay increase. If you have already voted NO then please talk with your colleagues at work today about voting NO as well.
Members have stuck together over the past few weeks to fight for a fair pay deal and to protect conditions that have been won over many years. Whatever the outcome of the EA ballot tomorrow, our Union will continue to demand that Westpac recognise the massive contribution that it’s employees have made over the last 3 difficult years.
If you have had any problems casting your vote, please email CorpVote immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 710 950.
Let’s make sure that all of us have voted by 5pm AEDT and bring management back to the negotiating table for a fairer deal.
Remember what management’s proposal will mean…
What are WBC management really proposing?
|Below inflation pay offer that will keep Westpac wages behind cost of living for years to come. While the rate of rising inflation might ease at some point, the actual cost of the things we need to buy are unlikely to go down. We will never recover that gap.
Management’s proposal of a 4% base salary increase for a minority of staff covered by the EA is an enormous drop below the predicted inflation rate of 7.8%. Their proposal offers even less or nothing for remaining staff.
|No guaranteed pay increase above Tier 2. No pool like last time. No certainty.||X|
|A one-off cash payment rather than putting that money into base salaries. This means no ongoing contributions to superannuation and denies staff future pay increases calculated on a higher base. A big saving for the Bank.||X|
|Staffing clause that further normalises the requirement to work additional hours in order to meet allocated workloads.||X|
|Decreased consultation time from 14 to 10 days when undergoing major change/restructures. Less time to ask questions. Less time to have a say.||X|
|The remote district allowance and remote location leave entitlements won’t apply to new employees and will be ‘bought out’ for existing employees.||X|
|Changes that will give Westpac more power and discretion to redeploy you into a new position, or whether to retrench you, if your position becomes redundant.||X|
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