ANZ National prepares to suspend staff
ANZ National have today issued format suspension notices to managers, which they can sign and give to staff.
Finsec, the union representing ANZ National employees, believes that they are preparing to use this notice if staff go to work without wearing the correct bank uniform.
“There is no plan to take this form of action, but these notices show that bank management are operating in panic mode” says Karen Skinner, Finsec Campaign Director.
“This is outrageous behaviour from a bank that is claiming it treats staff well.”
“Rod Deane, chairman of the ANZ National board, was a board member of IHC when they locked out their staff at the end of 2003, but were forced to let them back in and pay them for the period of the lock out. We certainly hope that he is not behind the latest attempt to intimidate staff who are seeking fair terms and conditions of employment” concluded Ms Skinner. -