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Members Secure Fair Consultation in Organisational Restructure

Dear Colleagues,

We have now reached agreement with Cbus management on improvements to the organisational restructure process.

You have a right to be consulted when major changes at work affect you.

FSU members met on Tuesday to talk about these proposals.  We agreed on three important principles for this proposed restructure.

  1. We must be consulted properly on these changes – we must have the opportunity to have our say about these proposals and have our voices heard;
  2. People whose roles are redundant must have first opportunity to be considered for new roles being created;
  3. Consultation must be completed before these proposals are implemented.

Following our meeting, we had constructive dialogue with Cbus management about the contribution that you can make during this process.  We discussed the importance of ensuring that anyone whose role is made redundant in this process gets first opportunity to be considered for new roles.  We also talked about timing – we need time to properly consider these changes before they are implemented so that we can make informed decisions.

Cbus management has now agreed to properly consult and offer new roles to displaced people first.

  • There will now be a consultation period from 3 February to 10 February 2021 – this is your opportunity to have your say about these changes and ask any questions you might have;
  • If you are directly impacted by these changes, you will have access to the proposed position descriptions for the new roles;
  • If Cbus decides to go ahead with these changes following the consultation period, directly impacted people will have the first opportunity to apply for roles in the new structure, or elect to take a redundancy payment;
  • If the new roles cannot be filled by people directly impacted, they will be opened up to everyone in the Fund.  Only after the internal application process will roles be opened up to external applicants if this is necessary.

We are pleased with the progress we have seen over the last 24 hours – you will now have the opportunity to genuinely be consulted in this process, and to have choice and control in your future at Cbus.

Next steps

Engaging in Consultation

1. The FSU will be holding drop in sessions where you can come and have your questions answered, seek advice, and provide feedback that we can submit anonymously.  These are informal sessions where you can drop in any time during the session.

Click on the 30 minute session you want to attend below, all in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), and details will be emailed to you:

Thu 4 Feb

5 – 5:30pm

Fri 5 Feb

9 – 9:30am

11:30am – 12pm

Mon 8 Feb

9:30 – 10am

3 – 3:30pm

Tue 9 Feb

10 – 10:30am

2 – 2:30pm

Wed 10 Feb

1 – 1:30pm

4 – 4:30pm

2. If you would prefer to have a one-on-one meeting with an FSU industrial expert about your situation, you can book a time by clicking here.

3. You can provide feedback and questions via this link.

4. The FSU Member Rights Centre is available from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and can provide industrial assistance.

5. Your workplace reps are available to discuss any concerns you may have and answer any questions.

We will be in touch towards the end of the consultation period to provide information on the feedback, questions and answers submitted so far.

In the meantime, please reach out to your reps and the FSU Office if you need any assistance.

Your FSU community at Cbus is here to support you throughout these changes.

Join your Union Community at Cbus!

One of the clear benefits of being part of our Union Community is that we work together to make sure we are all treated fairly at Cbus.

If you aren’t yet a member, join today.

Thank you for your support as we worked through these issues with Cbus.  We will continue to stand with you to make sure this process is fair.

Caroline, Ian, Jennifer and Fiona

Authorised by Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary