Yesterday, hundreds of FSU members unanimously endorsed the release of a damning report into the exploitative hours of work practices at NAB – “Working for Nothing – How NAB robs employees pay, health and family time.”
This report was commissioned by the Union in support of our claim that the excessive hours worked by Group 3 and above colleagues are unreasonable and unlawful.
What has followed is extensive media coverage and even a response from Group Executive Susan Ferrier sent to NAB employees last night.
Some of the key findings of the report include –
- 79% said that work intrudes on their weekends
- 63% said they had been working excessive hours for longer than 36months
- 87% said that excessive hours had caused increases to stress and anxiety
- 52% said that excessive hours had caused relationship difficulties
Hear what FSU National Secretary Julia Angrisano had to say:
A full copy of the report can be found here.
Time for action by the CEO and Board
This pervasive culture of exploitation cannot be allowed to continue, and the wellbeing and health of employees must be prioritised.
The CEO and Board have failed to provide a safe workplace but now have an opportunity to change that by providing Group 3 and above colleagues compensation for the harms they have experienced and genuine industrial provisions and safeguards against excessive hours of work into the future.
The union has written to the CEO providing a copy of the report and continues to remain open to constructive dialogue.
Federal Court Action
Further to the release of the report, union members discussed the progress of lodging our concerns with the Federal Court with the intention to reconvene in early 2022 to confirm a lodgement date.
Not yet registered
If you are or you know of a Group 3 or above colleague who has not yet registered to be a part of the Union’s claim, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so our team can get in touch.
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P.S. Reminder – Enterprise Agreement negotiations commence early 2022
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