To ALL UFU CFA MEMBERS
Chainsaw Operator training – grievance in place
The UFU have notified the CFA of a grievance in regards to a proposed Chainsaw Operator training course.
The CFA have not consulted the UFU regarding the proposed Chainsaw Operator training package via the required consultative processes.
The UFU are seeking discussions with CFA management in order to seek a resolution to the matter and remind members of the status quo.
If you have any queries regarding this matter please contact your local Shop Steward or call the UFU office 03 9419 8811.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary
Members are reminded that the UFUA election ballot for the Victorian Branch Committee of Management (BCOM) will be opening on the Tuesday 21 April 2015, with voting concluding at 5:00pm on Thursday 7 May 2015.
The Special General Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday the 23rd of April In order to ensure that as many members as possible can attend.
The UFU will be holding a members meeting following stories in the Herald Sun and the Age this morning regarding the State Government and the MFB and CFA not honouring agreements.
Members would be aware that the Premier Daniel Andrews gave a commitment to firefighters to honour the UFU's current enterprise agreements and the clauses contained within.
Members are informed that the UFU Branch Committee of Management has expressed its concern in correspondence to the Premier regarding the period of time since MFB and CFA Operational Staff members have had wage increases.
Members at the meeting this morning indicated that it was highly unlikely that many people would be in attendance if any this evening due to it being the start of the Easter long weekend.
Members are advised that the UFU has lodged a grievance in relation to CFA's notification that they are cancelling of all courses in April.
Members are informed that the UFU corporate and technical staff meeting which was going to be held today at the Craigieburn training complex has being rescheduled for a later date.
As advised in bulletin # 58 the UFU is holding meetings for corporate and technical staff over the coming weeks across multiple work locations.