By now you’ll have heard that CBA is mandating staff attend the office for at least 50% of your work time each month.
This was a directive issued by CBA Group Executive Sian Lewis, who has already made statements in the media that working from home more than a couple of days a week reduces collaboration.
There is no data that supports this statement. We know that ways of working have evolved drastically since COVID-19 and that organisations can and have been productive – in fact, banks continue to post record profits that show they have certainly not suffered through any work from home arrangements.
Importantly, this is a major workplace change which has been issued without any genuine consultation with staff or considerations for the impact it may have. Things like increased travel and parking costs during a cost-of-living crisis, the impact on work/life balance, and the increased potential spread of COVID-19 and illness as we come into winter flu season, should all be taken into account and discussed.
Let’s send a message to Sian
We are calling on Sian Lewis and CBA to repeal the 50% office attendance mandate and cease further top-down changes until meaningful consultation has taken place with CBA group staff and the FSU.
Make your voice heard – sign the petition today and share it with your colleagues. The more people who sign, the stronger we will be in advocating for change on this important issue.
You can also print our petition to distribute to your colleagues.
If you’re not already an FSU member, join today so we can work together in restoring work from home/hybrid working flexibility.
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