23 June 2023

We’re taking back control around Westpac’s ruthless job cuts

Westpac has been blazing a warpath and have cut over 500 jobs in just two weeks. And we know there’s more to come…

So far Westpac has gone about these job cuts in a completely disrespectful and harmful fashion. Staff have experienced shockingly poor communication, been pre-selected for the cuts before they were even announced, are training overseas staff to replace themselves and will even have their work outsourced to agencies.

It shows a complete disrespect and disregard for the work we do.

That’s why we’re taking back control


Your FSU met with Westpac this week to demand a proper consultation process, so we can take back control over the decision-making around these abhorrent job cuts.

We’re demanding that Westpac show some common decency by consulting with us early and thoroughly, so we can be genuinely heard and have choice and control over our own futures at the Bank.

Sign our petition and demand that Westpac agrees to this common decency approach.


Sign our petition


We’ve put forward a process that is based on key consultation principles and interest-based problem-solving – view our full list of demands here.

This includes funding and redeployment processes to better support staff through these devastating cuts, by supporting those of us who want to stay while calling for voluntary redundancies so we can make sure that everyone’s preferences are considered.

These consultation principles will help to reset what has been a difficult time and process for Westpac staff and empower you to have a say in the decision-making process as much as possible.

You can also continue to tell us the impact these cuts have on you.

We know this is a difficult time – please reach out to your FSU Organiser or call our Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378 for support and advice.


Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary