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Reminder emergency services doorknocking blitz in bellarine and monbulk this weekend

Reminder: Emergency Services Doorknocking Blitz in Bellarine and Monbulk this Weekend

UFU Newsletter – Litigation Update Vol 1 Issue 4

The UFU’s fourth litigation update newsletter is available below.

UFU Newsletter – Litigation Update Vol 1 Issue 4

Topics covered are:

  • The MFB termination case has been heard – we now wait for a decision
  • UFU appeal and CFA cross-appeal of the “recruits” case in the Federal Court of Australia
  • VSO case adjourned pending the decision of the Federal Court appeal of the “recruits” case
  • CFA reserved matters arbitration adjourned pending “recruits” appeal
  • Non-payment and payroll deductions
  • Hazelwood mine fire OHS matters
  • CFA pad flexible hours of work
  • MFB leave balances
  • Transfield non-payment of allowance
  • Award modernisation
  • CFA Fiskville bargaining – Fair Work Commission bargaining dispute
  • CFA operational bargaining update
  • MFB operational bargaining update
  • Compass bargaining

Emergency services doorknocking blitz in bellarine and monbulk this weekend

Emergency Services Doorknocking Blitz in Bellarine and Monbulk this Weekend

MFB corporate staff members meetings

The UFU is aware that over recent times concerns with management actions have been escalating in corporate staff departments which has lead to numerous issues and concerns arising from corporate staff members regarding their confidence in the actions MFB senior management.

Termination Case – MFB Evidence

Currently we are still awaiting a decision from the Commission in relation to the MFB's application to terminate your enterprise agreements, the 2010 MFB & UFU Operational Staff Agreement and the 2010 MFB & UFU ACFO Agreement.

Grievance Lodged Re Operations Manager (Regional Commander)

The UFU is aware that the CFA have advertised for four positions titled Operations Manager (Regionally Allocated) and have proposed to significantly change the Operations Manager (Regional Commander) position description, duties and allowance.

Warrnambool and geelong trench rescue pins upheld by vwa

The Geelong and Warrnambool HSR's have raised the issue that CFA Warrnambool and Geelong members do not have a safe system of work in regards to trench rescue.

UFU raises health and safety concerns re occupation of FS 46 during construction works

Members are advised that the UFU has today contacted the MFB regarding ongoing concerns with the construction work occurring at FS 46 and potential health and safety risks at the station as a result.

Fair Work Commission interim outcome arising from today’s hearing re Kronos

At the hearing the parties were in dispute as to the status quo while the substantive dispute is being resolved. The Commission has issued directions for a hearing to occur on the status quo issue for early in November.

Springvale station to be tested for asbestos

Members are advised that asbestos has been identified at the building site next to the Springvale Fire Station and that the building site has been shut down as a result.

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