The UFU Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Fiskville in part is calling for those responsible to be made accountable for continuing to expose firefighters and staff to contaminated water and unsafe practices.
Members are advised that bargaining recommenced today towards the replacement enterprise agreement for CFA operational staff.
The second day of the Fiskville inquiry will be on Monday the 25th of May and it is important that we have members there to demonstrate the widespread interest in seeing those responsible for knowingly exposing UFU members to deadly carcinogens and contaminated water are held to account.
Members are reminded that for those who have not already done so, we need you to complete the UFU survey for MFB Corporate and Technical staff.
Members are advised that bargaining recommenced today towards the replacement enterprise agreement for MFB operational staff including ACFO's.
As members would be aware the Victorian Branch Election results were counted by the Australian Electoral Commission on Friday May 8th. We apologise for the delay in announcing the results however as you would be aware we have been extremely busy with the State Budget, Fiskville inquiry and other matters.
The Andrews Government has delivered on its promise to hold an Inquiry into the pollution, contamination and unsafe activities at Fiskville with powerful evidence put before the Parliamentary Committee today.
Members are reminded that the Fiskville inquiry hearings are commencing on Monday the 18th of May and we require 70 UFU members to attend.
Bulletin No: 90 Volume: 21 Thursday 14 May 2015
To ALL UFU CFA OPERATIONAL STAFF MEMBERS
VARIATION TO THE
As a result of the successful Full Bench Federal Court Appeal by the UFU, the CFA will now have to vary the staffing schedule to increase the minimum staffing by 170 positions.
These positions are already deployed in CFA and are separate to the Government commitment of an additional 450 CFA and MFB firefighters. Members should also be aware these are new positions and are not positions due to attrition.
Members who are covered by the CFA UFU Operational Staff Enterprise Agreement will be asked to vote on a variation to the Agreement to include the changes agreed at Schedule 1.
Reminder to all UFU members there are a number of scheduled members meetings to discuss the variation to the staffing schedule.
The details of the meetings are as follows:
- Thursday 14 May 2015 7pm Geelong City Fire Station (TONIGHT)
- Tuesday 19 May 2015 5pm Hallam Fire Station
- Wednesday 20 May 2015 5pm Bendigo Fire Station
Members should have already received an email and mail from the CFA a copy of the varied schedule and an explanation of the changes.
Members will be asked to approve the variation to Schedule 1 – the staffing schedule.
The vote will be conducted by postal ballot to commence on 15 May 2015 and will finish on 5 June 2015. This represents a 3 week voting period. The postal votes must be mailed and received by the AEC by 5 June 2015.
MEMBERS NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY POST THEIR BALLOT ASAP.
Should members have any further queries, please contact Industrial Officer Michelle Baldini at the UFU Office on 9419 8811.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary
Members would be aware that the Fiskville inquiry hearings are commencing on Monday the 18th of May.