UFU Family Day Picnic
Further to the UFU Bulletin distributed earlier today regarding the release of the Monash Fiskville Firefighters’ Health Study members are advised they can view the full report online via the following link: http://ufu.
Members are advised that the Monash Fiskville Cancer Report will be released this morning. The study conducted by Monash University examined the cancer incidence at the Fiskville site between 1971 and 1999. The report has found that there are higher than expected rates of skin, testicular and brain cancer.
Grievances Lodged for Thornbury Workshop
As reported yesterday in UFU bulletin 008, the good faith bargaining orders arising from CFA's Fair Work Commission application last year are to be revoked following the landmark decision regarding the recruits case by the Full Bench of the Federal Court.
Consistently over the last two years rather than sit at the negotiating table and bargain, the CFA lead by CEO Mick Bourke undertook a strategy revolving predominantly around adversarial litigation.
Yesterday's unanimous decision of the Full Bench of the Federal Court is a landmark decision that will benefit many state sector employees striving to achieve safe staffing levels.
In a significant decision handed down today by the Federal Court, the UFU has won all points in both the appeal filed by it and that filed by the CFA.
Members are advised that initial analysis of the major full federal court decision relating to the CFA's refusing to honour the agreement that they made with the UFU and it's subsequent actions in freezing recruiting and not adhering to minimum staffing indicates that the Full Court has found that re
Members are advised that the Full Bench of the Federal Court are handing down their decision regarding the recruits case today at 10:15am this morning.