Westpac call centre staff pin hopes on Tuesday
Following this week's action by Westpac call centre staff to improve their work life balance, the bank and Finsec, the union for bank workers, have met today.
"Talks took place today for four hours and, although there was no firm outcome, the bank has committed to returning with a proposal on Tuesday that we hope will address the workers' issues," said Finsec organiser Karen Skinner.
"Staff are delighted with the supportive faxes and phone calls they have had from other bank workers, customers and small shareholders after Tuesday's action," Ms Skinner said.
On Tuesday call centre workers around the country took action in a bid to get their employer to address their lack of work life balance.
"The workers need a fixed working
roster in order to participate in their communities and with
their families. They also want equity with other workers in
the bank who work 30 minutes less a day," Karen Skinner