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CHANGES TO PETTY CASH IN DISPUTE

The UFU has notified a dispute to the MFB on its decision to unilaterally change its long-standing Petty Cash reimbursement arrangements.

The new procedure requires all sundry purchases to be submitted through the staffing action form and paid via the payroll system.

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WALK AGAINST VIOLENCE TODAY

Members should be aware that to Mark the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Andrews Labor Government will today launch the second annual 16 day Victoria Against Violence campaign.

The campaign will tip off with the Walk Against Violence from Federation Square through the CBD, led by Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Fiona Richardson and Victoria Against Violence ambassadors Tarang Chawla, Kristy McKellar and Corrine Grant.


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FIREFIGHTERS WELCOME GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FISKVILLE VICTIMS

The United Firefighters Union have welcomed today’s announcement that the Andrews Government will support and implement the recommendations outlined in the Victorian Parliament’s ‘Inquiry into the CFA Training College at Fiskville’.

Senior Firefighter and veteran Fiskville campaigner Mick Tisbury said it was a major achievement in finally getting justice for hundreds of firefighters who were poisoned at the site.





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Urgent delegates industrial training conference 30th of November & 1st of December

In light of recent developments surrounding the Operational Staffing Agreements the Secretary has provided a report to the Branch Committee of Management which will be relayed to members at the members meeting on Monday.

The Branch Committee of Management will be seeking endorsement at the members meeting to run a two day delegates industrial training conference to implement a strategy in order to respond to recent developments.


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REMINDER: UFU SPECIAL GENERAL MEMBERS MEETING ON MONDAY 21ST OF NOVEMBER

Members are reminded that a Special General Members Meeting is scheduled for Monday the 21st of November to update members on the current status of bargaining for the MFB and CFA Operational Staffing Agreements.

Due to the sensitive nature of the discussions members must bring Fire Service ID in order to attend the meeting.


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UFU PHONE BANK TO COMMENCE SUNDAY TO ENSURE MEMBERS ARE PREPARED IF CFA PUT THE AGREEMENT TO A VOTE

The UFU has engaged the services of a call centre to contact members and ensure that they are fully informed of the potential ramifications if the CFA force a vote on the proposed CFA UFU Operational Staff Agreement 2016.

Starting Sunday night CFA operational members will be receiving phone calls from which will provide information of vital importance should the CFA put the agreement to a vote in its current form.