With NSW, NT, WA and QLD all now experiencing some form of lockdown, frontline union members have found themselves facing renewed uncertainty. In these difficult times it’s important that we all work together to ensure safety for ourselves, our customers and community members.
We have written to request an update on measures taken by a number of banks, insurers and financial institutions with respect to the staff who are experiencing a lockdown (i.e. those impacted by the recent stay home orders in NSW, NT, QLD and WA). We have also asked about the impact on any retail branches that may have been temporarily closed.
You can see an example of our letter here.
Further, we have requested an update on any changes that have been implemented that may have an impact on the operations of the network (e.g. WFH, retail trading hours etc.) as a result of restrictions announced for these areas.
We also note that further COVID-19 restrictions have been announced across some LGAs in SA and the ACT and we will stay across the situation in these regions as well.
If you have had case at your branch your bank should have a plan, however if you don’t feel comfortable please contact the FSU Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also know how important vaccine leave is, particularly right now.
We’ve written to 71 finance sector employers and you can check if your workplace is supporting vaccine leave here. We call on all employers in the finance sector to provide staff with two days of paid leave to receive a vaccine and time to manage any side effects.
We have also had almost two thousand people have sign our vaccine pledge, you can join them by signing here.
The COVID-19 vaccination is how we will keep our families and community safe.
Please reach out to your workplace rep if you have any other questions about our vaccine pledge or your lockdown rights.