The new agreement will apply to most Westpac Group employees, including their regional brands St.George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA. WITH about 20,000 employees in Australia, ANZ has agreed on a one-year extension of the 2015-2016 enterprise agreement. The new agreement, which has yet to be submitted to the Fair Work Commission, has the support of the leaders of the Western Parliament and 90% of the employees who voted in the FSU vote. The current contract expires on December 31. Some 30,000 employees are expected to benefit from the new agreement. The FSU and westpac will consult again with workers, with the final agreement to be coordinated by eligible workers later this year, before they are submitted for approval by the Fair Work Commission. Parker said that while these negotiations are often complex, Westpac and the FSU have brought a constructive approach to the negotiating table and reached an agreement in a timely manner. The prospect of real wage growth for thousands of financial services workers is fading following the collapse of a Commonwealth Bank low-wage supply during its current bargai cycle. Christine Parker, Executive Human Resources and Corporate Affairs of the Westpac Group, said the new agreement represents a major step forward in our staffing offering and will help cement Westpac`s position as Australia`s employer of choice. Dent believes that when it is time for other large banks to renegotiate their enterprise agreements, employees, unions and bank customers are expected to offer these benefits. So it will be more of a standard than an exception, she says. Some of the proposed agreements that will be put to a labour vote are: Westpac announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle with the Financial Sector Union on a new enterprise agreement with about 30,000 employees in Australia. And in 2016, the International Convention Centre introduced a provision in their EA that requires workers to ask their employer to use up to five days of paid paid leave (or take five days of unpaid leave) either to change their gender identity or to change their gender.
The proposed agreement is valid for a period of three years and provides workers with greater security under long-term conditions. While Sorry Business and transition leave could attract the most attention, the new agreement, which will benefit all staff, is more important. Re the domestic – family violence leave, is it 20 days of paid leave or unpaid leave? Thanks to the EBA also contains the following provisions for wage increases: I understand that issues such as transition, sorry business, etc., are important events in an individual`s life. However, I am concerned about the current climate of Leave Leave with respect to these and other events.