‘BNZ staff face up to bosses’

Palmerston NorthBNZ staff in Palmerston North are in an uproar over plans to get rid of three jobs in bank branches around he city. Yesterday’s Manawatu Standard has the full story but here’s a few quotes from journalist, Evan Harding:

Palmerston North’s unionised Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) staff have taken a stand against head office and are refusing to accept the disestablishment of three jobs in the city’s branches.

The staff believe terminating the lending support positions will increase the pressure on other workers in the sector and affect the quality of service BNZ customers will receive, said Finsec union spokesman Andrew Campbell.

About 10 Palmerston North BNZ employees had joined the finance sector (Finsec) union as a direct result of the disestablishment of the lending support jobs, Mr Campbell said.

“What we have is a group of workers in this city who are defending what they believe is in the best interests of their customers and I think it’s an incredibly honourable thing for them to do.

“The issue of bank understaffing is right across the industry. Hopefully, what these people are doing is a bit of a model on how to address these issues and have them fixed.”

(thanks to rhubarbfool for the photo)


1 Response to “‘BNZ staff face up to bosses’”

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