The spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne has forced National Australia Bank to mothball two of its CBD offices for the foreseeable future.
The bank has revealed plans to temporarily close its offices at 700 and 800 Bourke Street in Docklands from July 14.
NAB, one of the big four banks, had originally planned to allow up to 20 per cent of its Melbourne workforce to return to the office on a needs basis as of mid-June before the city experienced a second spike in cases, but only 7 per cent ended up returning to the office.
All of NAB's Melbourne-based employees who need to be in the office will work from 500 Bourke Street.
In what unions fear will lead to permanent changes in the "new world of work", the workplace tribunal has backed employers' bid to continue waiving penalty rates for staff who work remotely during the recovery.