We are writing to you because, so far, our concerns have fallen on deaf ears.
We ask you to value us and provide us with a COVID Essential Allowance in recognition of the undeniable risk we face every day at work.
After meeting with Senior Westpac Representatives Mark Melvin and Ross Miller last month, we felt unheard and unseen.
The 3 of us have a combined service to the Westpac Group of over 45 years. We represent thousands of frontline staff who have dedicated countless hours to a company that we have been proud to work for.
We want to be able to report back to our colleagues that our concerns are heard, and our experiences are valued. We want to report back that you, our CEO, values the work we are doing under difficult and risky circumstances.
We want you to take the time to absorb our messages. We need you to hear, know, and feel what it’s like for us and our colleagues to work on the frontline.
We ask you to value us with a COVID Essential Allowance.
We hope to hear from you by the end of the week.
Your frontline staff,
Rahool, Yvonne, and Liz