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Litigation Updates

The latest updates on UFU courtroom battles.

CFA Implementation of Emr

Members are advised that the parties have agreed on the implementation of Emergency Medical Response in the CFA in accordance with clause 88.9 of the CFA/UFU Operational Staff Enterprise Agreement 2010.

JUDGEMENT DAY: FISKVILLE INQUIRY FINAL REPORT TO BE TABLED IN PARLIAMENT TOMORROW

The Final Report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the CFA Training College at Fiskville will be tabled in Parliament tomorrow at 12:00. This is a vitally important document given the serious health and safety implications of contamination at Fiskville and the duty of care of the CFA to provide a safe workplace.

Fiskville Inquiry Update

On June 26 last year the Parliamentary Inquiry into Fiskville handed down its interim report with a recommendation that firefighters be given blood tests for PFC’s including PFOS & PFOA. A few weeks ago MFB FINALLY agreed to offer this to their employees after much persistence by the UFU. CFA has offered this testing to their staff, they just forgot to advertise the fact. Whist the UFU encourages all members to have this testing we are concerned about the information that is being circulated by both services about the ‘safe’ levels and ‘normal’ background levels that is being offered.

UFU BULLETIN #99 ROLL OVER THE OLD EBA? NO THANKS

The Union office has recieved a number of queries following the members meeting . In particular members requested the information that was provided on the night. As such the following information has been reproduced.

UFU SECTIONAL MEMBERS MEETING FOR SO’S, SSO’S, COMMANDERS, OO’S AND OM’S & ACFO’S ON WEDNESDAY

There will be an information session for SO, SSO , Commander, OO, OM and ACFO ranks held regarding relevant clauses in the EBA.

CFA operational EBA update

CFA have allegedly put out an EBA update.

ACTING CFA CEO’S EBA INTERVIEW

16-04-29 ABC Statewide Drive – CFA acting chair re EBA

ACTING CFA CEO’S EBA INTERVIEW

16-04-29 ABC Statewide Drive – CFA acting chair re EBA

CFA volunteer rally against MFB and CFA

CFA Volunteer Rally against MFB & CFA

MFB AND CFA UFU MEMBERS STAND STRONG AND UNITED TO PROTECT THE AWARD

BULLETIN

Bulletin No:         095                                     Volume:  22                                      Friday 22 April 2016

To ALL UFU MEMBERS

MFB AND CFA UFU MEMBERS STAND

STRONG AND UNITED TO

PROTECT THE AWARD

The Firefighting Industry Award 2010 is currently before the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission as part of a four-yearly review.

The MFB and CFA have applied to introduce part time provisions which would attack the 10/14 roster and undermine firefighter safety, minimum crewing, the protection of the Victorian community and the security of employment for firefighters

Whilst the Award does not currently apply to MFB and CFA firefighters as the Operational Staff 2010 Agreements apply, MFB members will be very aware of the importance of the safety net of an Award as a result of their experience of the MFB’s unsuccessful attempt to terminate the Operational Staff Agreement in 2014.

The UFU is fortunate and honoured to have members that willingly and professionally step up to protect terms and conditions of employment not only for current firefighters but for future generations.

Over the past few years unfortunately we have had to call on members to assist with litigation and provide evidence many times.  It is due to their commitment and vast knowledge that we have succeeded and can proudly say that we have maintained terms and conditions that were hard fought for and have been protected with just as much vigour and dedication.

We would like to thank the following who have provided evidence and have appeared, or are yet to appear, before the Full Bench on the Award Review matter:

 

 

  • Cory Woodyatt
  • Ken Brown
  • Daniel Gatt
  • Alan Quinton
  • Bradley Quinn
  • Patrick Geary
  • Malcolm Hayes
  • Archie Conroy
  • Glen Veal
  • John Radford
  • Tony Martin
  • Michael Lia
  • Barry Thomas

 

It is important to note that this case has witnesses from both the CFA and MFB standing strong together and supporting each other in the battle to protect the necessary safety net of the Award.

A further bulletin listing the MFB and CFA witnesses in the Award case will be disseminated at a later date.  Members will not be surprised to see some of the names who have appeared in previous cases attacking your terms and conditions of employment including the MFB’s unsuccessful attempt to terminate the Operational and ACFO staff agreements.

 

Strength in Unity

READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD

Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary

Members Property

Members Property

Members Property

UFUA Firefighter Cancer Foundation

UFUA Firefighter Cancer Foundation

The fight for presumptive legislation.

CFA Finally Confesses

CFA Finally Confesses

Victorian firefighters will have to wait to find out if they will be eligible for compensation after being exposed to toxic chemicals during training activities.

From the Herald Sun

From the Herald Sun

100 Years of the United Fire Fighters Union

100 Years of the United Fire Fighters Union