How does your workday start?
Whether we’re working in the office or working from home, we need to turn on our computer. Getting all our systems up and running often takes 20 minutes. Then we need to read our emails and alerts, which can take another 20 minutes or more.
It’s been drummed into us in training, by our team leaders and management that we need to have systems ready to go and have read all emails and alerts before our start time.
But according to Westpac, we should do all this work on our own time.
This is our time that we are forced to spend on work. This is precious time we could be spending with our family, friends and on our health. Instead, we are working.
And to make it worse, we are working for free.
But how much time are we talking? If you start work 20 minutes early each day, this works out to over two weeks a year. If you were paid for this at your usual rate, not even overtime, for many of us this would be well over $2,000 a year.
So last year, a group of us stood together and said enough is enough.
We decided we are sick of working for free and we raised a dispute with Westpac.
Now it’s time for you to join us.
Wondering about how much time or money you might be owed? Click here to find out and to join with us.
We deserve to be paid for all of the time we are working. Stand with us to tell Westpac that enough is enough.
and your FSU Reps