FSU takes members’ concerns to Aware Super

We are not your scapegoats

Dear Members,

As you know, Aware Super have communicated their intention to implement a restructure, which could result in the loss of up to 100 financial planner and client service officer jobs, and we wish to update you on the latest developments.

At a union meeting, Financial Planners passionately called for Aware Super to take responsibility for their poor business decisions, instead of taking the easy way out by firing workers.

They also complained about having to work up to 80 hours a week – including weekends – without extra compensation in order to keep up with their workload. Yet, in times of crisis, their employer treats them as a liability rather than viewing them as an asset.

In addition, Financial Planners are increasingly convinced that they were carved out of the scope of a new enterprise agreement so Aware Super would only have to pay them the minimum severance entitlement under the National Employment Standards (NES).

We have written to Aware Super seeking response to the concerns raised by members and employees, and we will be holding a meeting as soon as we have any further updates.

In the meantime, you can fill in this form if you wish to bring any particular issues or concerns to our attention.

Alternatively, you can contact your local representative or call the Member Rights Centre on – 1300 366 378, from Monday to Friday, between 8am and 6pm EST.

In Unity,

Your Union representatives

Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary