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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.


Fiskville crisis escalates as 323 victims come forward

The Fiskville toxic exposure crisis is escalating with 323 volunteer and career firefighters now having come forward to seek advice and support after being knowingly exposed to toxic contamination at the CFA Fiskville training site in Victoria.





Cash interview shows why federal firefighting intervention must be blocked

Employment Minister Michaelia Cash’s repeated failure yesterday to justify federal intervention in the CFA confirms she is playing politics rather than acting in the public
interest.

Under questioning on Sky TV yesterday Minister Cash was repeatedly unable to point to any clauses in the firefighters enterprise agreement to justifying her claims of a
‘UFU takeover’.

The Minister was unable to explain even the most basic points in relation to the agreement.


Turnbull and Cash must stop dividing firefighters

The United Firefighters Union in Victoria today calls on Prime Minister Turnbull and Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash to stop inciting division between career and volunteer firefighters.

“If the federal government wants to do something useful it would step in and support the thousands of firefighters and volunteers exposed to dangerous chemicals through CFA mismanagement,” said Peter Marshall, UFU secretary.


VFBV should focus on protecting firefighters not playing politics

The Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria’s (VFBV) latest court action relating to the enterprise agreement once again demonstrates that they are more interested in playing politics than in protecting firefighters and protecting Victorians.

Instead of focusing on what really matters the VFBV has chosen to continue wasting taxpayer dollars waging a political war against the Andrews Government on behalf of the Liberal Party.


UNITED FIREFIGHTERS LAUNCH ‘JUSTICE FOR FISKVILLE’

Firefighters from the CFA and MFB will meet on the steps of Parliament today to launch the ‘Justice for Fiskville’ campaign. The campaign will advocate for firefighters exposed to toxic contamination at the Fiskville CFA training facility, west of Melbourne.

Justice for Fiskville has been established in response to community concern that victims of Fiskville are not being properly identified and tested. The campaign asks the Andrews Government to take carriage of blood testing and calls on those responsible to be held accountable.