Further to Bulletin 35, members are advised that the agreed CFA MFB Secondment Program has been advertised for expressions of interest today. This is a significant achievement under the Andrews Government. Members would remember that the previous highly successful secondment program was unilaterally stopped under the Napthine Government.
Members are advised that the CFA Board and the Government have taken the decision to permanently close the CFA training facility at Fiskville. This decision has been made in the context of employees' health and safety and the ongoing concerns relating to the contamination and subsequent exposures at Fiskville.
The UFUA has been approached by a documentary film crew who are raising funds to film a documentary about the complete lack of any professional or funded rescue/ambulance service in Laos.
There have been differences across sites over what is applied when ESTA require an employee to attend work on a rostered day off.
Enterprise Bargaining Update: 12 February 2015
UNITED FIREFIGHTERS’ UNION OF AUSTRALIA- Vic Branch
Members are informed that an intensive workshop was recently held with the UFU lead negotiators and industrial staff to review our strategy and claim in the context of the new government.
Due to numerous safety concerns and operational deficiencies raised by members regarding the type three heavy pumpers, the UFU wishes to advise its members that in the event of a type 4 Heavy Pumper requiring maintenance or going offline, members should request the CFA to exhaust all avenues to replace
Over the last several months, the UFU has been working with technical experts and other emergency services unions to undertake research into members superannuation arrangements, their potential shortcomings and strategies to rectify such.
Last week the unions met with ESTA management for a further bargaining meeting.