Finally, we have a major bank that has listened and learned and are now proposing a new model to stay open in the communities which depend on them so much. As outlined in our previous member update on July 10, the NAB have come up with a proposal for jobs and keeping branches open.
There are amended opening hours from 9.30am to 12.30pm on their current opening days, and staff would be trained to assist customers via other means for the remainder of their contracted hours.
270 staff work across these branches, and the good news is that not one person will lose their job nor have any of their current hours cut and not one branch will close!
Great news for regional communities
Normally when any of the banks make a decision regarding downturn in customer activity it means branch closures, loss of jobs and loss of services.
Great opportunities for regional employees
We are breaking new territory with this announcement – this is something FSU has been fighting for over many years, keeping finance jobs across regional and remote Australia.
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