As you are aware the MFB and UFU have been bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement for MFB Corp and Tech members since November 2015. As such, today the UFU has filed in FWC for a ballot for further protected industrial action.Read More
All UFU members are invited to attend the annual UFU Family Day / Picnic which will this year be held on Sunday February 19th. Please place this date in your diaries as a day not to miss.
The family day will again be held at the Moonee Valley race course and will consist of rides for the kids, including giant slide, animal feeding, food, drinks, lollies and of course running races for the little and big kids.
Members are reminded that the UFU will be holding a rally of off-duty members on Thursday the 19th of January. Members are rallying to make it clear to the MFB, CFA and State Government that it is unacceptable that our agreements still have not been resolved after over three years of bargaining.
The rally will also address the state government’s failure to deliver pre-and post-election commitments.
UFU members/career professional firefighters deserve the same funding that volunteer firefighters and the VFBV receive from both the CFA and State Government.
Career professional firefighters should not be discriminated against because of their industrial activity and belonging to a Union.
The UFU will be convening a rally of off duty members on Thursday the 19th of January in order to make clear to the MFB, CFA and State government that it is unacceptable that our agreements are still not resolved after more than 3 years of bargaining.
Additionally, pre-election and post-election commitments have not been delivered.
Just over a week ago a fire at little Saigon Market in Footscray destroyed the Les Twentyman offices along with the Christmas presents they had collected for their annual Christmas Party.
For many disadvantaged children the only presents they receive on Christmas day are provided by the Les Twentyman Foundation.
This morning UFU Members dropped off over a thousand gifts to the Les Twentyman Foundation to replace those lost in the fire.
As previously notified, there are dedicated support services available including support services available to MFB and CFA members, external support services available to everyone, and the additionally recently established UFU Welfare Officer.
Members are reminded that the use of Pumping/Drafting Pits has been suspended by the CFA following significant concerns raised with testing methods and results.
The fire on Tuesday at Little Saigon Market destroyed Christmas Gifts that were donated to the Les Twentyman Foundation for their Annual Christmas Party as well as significant resources for other programs run by the organisation.
In response to this tragic incident the Firefighters Charity Fund will be donating $10,000 to the Les Twentyman Foundation in addition to any funds that members would like to donate to the cause.
The UFU dispute regarding the MFB’s misuse of a Peer Support Review was resolved in the Fair Work Commission yesterday with MFB agreeing that additional resources for the Peer Support programme will be implemented without delay.