This week the Minister for Emergency Services the Hon Jane Garrett announced a Government Review into Victoria's fire services.
Thank you to all the members who have booked tables to the UFU Fire & Ice Ball which is being held at the Peninsula Ball Room – Central Pier Docklands on Sunday October 4th.
On Tuesday members were advised via bulletin that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) would shortly be issuing orders sought by the UFU. The Commission has now formally issued orders after accepting the UFU's applications.
Members are still need for a doorknock this week in the Marginal Federal seat of Corangamite this Sunday the 2nd of August.
A copy of the Minister's release is included below.
This afternoon protected industrial action application hearings occurred regarding both CFA and MFB Operational Staff bargaining. At the hearings the employers made technical legal submissions against the UFU applications.
Members are advised that there has been limited progress of bargaining for the CFA and MFB Operational Staff Agreements as the Employers' position has barely changed.
End of Financial Year Membership Statements & Reminder about the UFU Spring Gala Ball – October 4th
Members are advised that the Fair Work Commission has today approved the variation to the CFA Staffing Schedule, with the varied schedule operating from today.
As members are aware there have been ongoing negotiations with the CFA, MFB and Government.