The $64.6 million dollar question: Where is the appreciation for ME Bank employees?

Dear Colleagues,

We have another bargaining meeting at 10am tomorrow and ME Bank has now had the chance to explain why they think their offer is a good one. You can see our response to their email here.

We want to know how you feel about the offer. Please check your inbox and reply to our original email with your thoughts before our bargaining meeting at 10am tomorrow.

In a recent email from Adam Crane to all ME Bank employees he stated ME Bank had observed ‘a 24% lift in statutory profit to $64.6 million and improvement across most of our other financial metrics.’

He then went on to acknowledge ‘your hard work to support our customers and each other in the face of significant disruption and challenges caused by COVID.’

How can Adam Crane say all of this and yet continue to refuse a pay rise backdated to 1 July 2020?


ME employees were working tirelessly during the peak of COVID-19 in Australia, turning up every day and ensuring the future success of ME Bank and to have the only recognition of that be a ‘Thank you’ in an all staff email just doesn’t cut it.

Is this fair? Adam Crane understood employees were ‘helping all Australians get ahead.’ 

So why can’t ME Bank help their own employees get ahead? Let us know before the 10am meeting tomorrow.

In Unity,

Yvette-Maree and Miranda
Workplace Reps and Lead Bargaining Reps

Authorised by Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary