What's Been Happening? - Vic/Tas Branch

A snapshot of activity in your industry, in your Union
Whats Happening?
Big Finance Survey Contributions were included in our submission to the Royal Commission’s Interim Report
ACTU Change the Rules Rally Terrific support for the Rallies in Melbourne and Tasmania…thanks to all of those that participated and marched for improvements for working people
Reps Training Day Held on the 24th & 25th of Oct, congrats to those reps that successfully completed the training.
Stopping Branch Closures FSU announced that another major, NAB, would not close branches in drought affected areas.
Anna Stewart Memorial Project Congrats to two of our new Organisers who completed the ASMP Training Course.
AMP Announced the selling of its’ Australian and New Zealand wealth protection and mature businesses to Resolution Life.
Restructure in the Bank Distribution Team.
ANZ Commitment from ANZ to commence negotiations for a new EA in May, 2019.
Bendigo Bank Site visits were held in preparation for upcoming EBA negotiations.
BoQ In-principle Agreement reached, ballot expected to take place in November.
BUPA EA approved and effective from the 10th of October.
CBUS Site blitz for the Big Finance Survey was held.
First Super / SBA Contacted and requested to commence formal EBA negotiations.
HBF Health Ltd New Enterprise Agreement commences on 1st November.
Hunter United Employees’ Credit Union New Enterprise Agreement was put to, and passed, at the ballot.
IAG/CGU IAG Group Technology restructure announced. Reviewing current working arrangements for staff, instituting changes to current rostering arrangements for some employees in the Workers Compensation team in Geelong.
ME Bank Three new workplace reps recruited.
NAB Group 3 & 4 Salary Workshops held.
Mentone branch was closed for a period of time after Union members took action over an OH&S issue.
QBE Announced a proposed organisational change to the Austral Collections business team.
Westpac EA ballot closes on the 1st of November. WBC announced a change to the ten day compliance leave policy.
Upcoming Dates
1st November Movember – a worthwhile charity that I would encourage all to support (send us your Mo photos).
5th November Recreation Day in Northern Tasmania, enjoy!
Tuesday, 6th November Melbourne Cup Day, don’t be nagged…know your rights if you are working in the Melb metropolitan area.
Friday, 9th November, 8:30pm Motor City Sounds Soul Review Concert, 24 Camp Street, Ballarat, fundraiser for the Ballarat Trades Hall restoration fund, the second oldest TLC in the world.
Saturday, 10th November, 2:00pm Stand Together Against Racism Rally, State Library, 328 Swanston St.
Sunday, 11th November, 3:00pm St. Paul’s Church, Bakery Hill, Ballarat, free service & afternoon tea, Want the Real Story of Eureka and the Southern Cross Flag?
Wednesday 21st November, 4:00pm
  • FSU Vic/Tas AGM, 1st Floor, 341 Queen Street.
  • Go Home On Time Day…are you losing out because of unpaid overtime?
Friday, 23rd November White Ribbon Day, end male violence against females.
Saturday, 24th November State Election – Daniel Andrews supported and marched in the Melbourne Change the Rules Rally (see photo below)…let’s support and vote for the ALP.
The Labor Party is the best Party to support and deliver the changes that we need in the Finance Industry.
Sunday, 25th November International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women



Top images from Melbourne Change the Rules Rally. Bottom two from Tasmania (Launceston) rally