As Members are aware, the nature of our industry is one that generates inherent stress and anxiety which may result in depression or other illness.
Further to Bulletin #19 UFU Corp and Tech members are advised that yesterday FWC issued an order for a ballot of members for protected industrial action.
The UFU has called a meeting in the wake of the MFB’s plans to change the recruitment process to increase its number of female recruits. Female firefighters from the CFA and MFB are invited to discuss this current situation in order to ensure that the UFU’s approach to the issue properly reflects their views.
Over the coming months the UFU will be engaging with members of the public/residence and business owners in the federal seat of Wills. The UFU has many members located in or near the seat of Wills and will need those members active as part of this firefighter issue awareness.
The annual UFU Family Day Picnic is an event hosted by the UFU to say thank-you to all its members and their families. It is a relaxing afternoon of food, fun and friendship ...not to mention a little competition with the running of the annual Firefighters Gift!
All members should by now have received their copy of the 2016 UFU pocket diary. Unfortunately the 2017 shift calendar that appears on the inside back cover of the diaries is incorrect – please do not rely on the colour coding on the 2017 shift calendar.
The UFU had a further bargaining meeting with the MFB on Wednesday 20 January 2016, it is important that members are updated on progress.
A reminder that three key witnesses will be examined by the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee tomorrow morning (Thursday 28 January): 9.45am Former CFA CEO Mick Bourke 10.15am Former CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson Former CFA Chair Claire Higgins
Monday marked 666 days since the MFB filed to terminate the Operational Staffing agreement and it is only fitting that we take time to remember the evil actions which were perpetrated on that day. The UFU would like to note that we are in no way making a comparison between the MFB and the Devil because, as popular culture has shown us, when you do a deal with the Devil he honours his commitment.
Members are reminded that there is a membership meeting tomorrow.