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Litigation Updates

Litigation Updates

The latest updates on UFU courtroom battles.

CFA operational EBA update

CFA have allegedly put out an EBA update.

ACTING CFA CEO’S EBA INTERVIEW

16-04-29 ABC Statewide Drive – CFA acting chair re EBA

ACTING CFA CEO’S EBA INTERVIEW

16-04-29 ABC Statewide Drive – CFA acting chair re EBA

CFA volunteer rally against MFB and CFA

CFA Volunteer Rally against MFB & CFA

MFB AND CFA UFU MEMBERS STAND STRONG AND UNITED TO PROTECT THE AWARD

BULLETIN

Bulletin No:         095                                     Volume:  22                                      Friday 22 April 2016

To ALL UFU MEMBERS

MFB AND CFA UFU MEMBERS STAND

STRONG AND UNITED TO

PROTECT THE AWARD

The Firefighting Industry Award 2010 is currently before the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission as part of a four-yearly review.

The MFB and CFA have applied to introduce part time provisions which would attack the 10/14 roster and undermine firefighter safety, minimum crewing, the protection of the Victorian community and the security of employment for firefighters

Whilst the Award does not currently apply to MFB and CFA firefighters as the Operational Staff 2010 Agreements apply, MFB members will be very aware of the importance of the safety net of an Award as a result of their experience of the MFB’s unsuccessful attempt to terminate the Operational Staff Agreement in 2014.

The UFU is fortunate and honoured to have members that willingly and professionally step up to protect terms and conditions of employment not only for current firefighters but for future generations.

Over the past few years unfortunately we have had to call on members to assist with litigation and provide evidence many times.  It is due to their commitment and vast knowledge that we have succeeded and can proudly say that we have maintained terms and conditions that were hard fought for and have been protected with just as much vigour and dedication.

We would like to thank the following who have provided evidence and have appeared, or are yet to appear, before the Full Bench on the Award Review matter:

 

 

  • Cory Woodyatt
  • Ken Brown
  • Daniel Gatt
  • Alan Quinton
  • Bradley Quinn
  • Patrick Geary
  • Malcolm Hayes
  • Archie Conroy
  • Glen Veal
  • John Radford
  • Tony Martin
  • Michael Lia
  • Barry Thomas

 

It is important to note that this case has witnesses from both the CFA and MFB standing strong together and supporting each other in the battle to protect the necessary safety net of the Award.

A further bulletin listing the MFB and CFA witnesses in the Award case will be disseminated at a later date.  Members will not be surprised to see some of the names who have appeared in previous cases attacking your terms and conditions of employment including the MFB’s unsuccessful attempt to terminate the Operational and ACFO staff agreements.

 

Strength in Unity

READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD

Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO UFU MEMBERS

BULLETIN

Bulletin No:          094                              Volume:  22                         Friday 22 April 2016

 To ALL UFU MEMBERS

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO UFU MEMBERS

Members should be aware that not all volunteers and their brigades support the action of the VFBV.

For example the union office has had a number of calls from captains of volunteer brigades categorically stating that they do not support the actions of the VFBV motorcade and they respect the right of CFA and MFB firefighters to bargain for better wages and conditions.

Additionally individual volunteers have also expressed the same sentiments as above.

In short many integrated fire stations in the CFA as does Fire Stations in the MFB have very strong relations of mutual respect with their volunteer colleagues and those relationships should not only be nurtured but strengthened by the example of solidarity and respect that has been shown for CFA and MFB bargaining by both by volunteer brigades and individual members.

 

Strength in Unity

READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD

Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary

SAFETY ALERT: VOLUNTEER SUPPORT MAY BE DIMINISHED TOMORROW

As members may be aware the VBFB is planning a rally in the city on Saturday and are using CFA appliances for a motorcade. The rally is in protest of the Enterprise Agreement Bargaining process, members should not react to the volunteers protesting against our enterprise agreement. However we are concerned regarding the health and safety of the community and professional firefighters due to appliances across the state being taken from Volunteer stations and driven to Melbourne which could diminish the CFA’s response capacity.

REMINDER SPECIAL GENERAL MEMBERS MEETING TOMORROW

Members are reminded that a Special General Members meeting has been called for Tuesday 19 April 2016 to report back on EBA negotiations, take questions and input from members.

MELTON DOORKNOCK POSTPONED DUE TO THE LONG WEEKEND

The Branch Committee of Management has decided to postpone the Melton Doorknock scheduled for the 23rd of April to a later date due to it falling on the Saturday of the ANZAC day long weekend.

SENIOR FIREFIGHTER RUSSELL JOHNSON RETIRES

UFU Member Russell Johnson retired from the MFB last week after serving 36 years and two nights on the job. For those of you who don’t know Russell, he is a highly decorated Senior Firefighter who received the Chiefs Commendation twice and was awarded the Valour Medal in 2009 after he and two other firefighters dragged their unconscious colleague from a burning furniture factory in Yarraville. He spent the majority of his career stationed in Western Zone at stations 42, 45 and 47.

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