The UFU has been proposing an appropriate system of GPS for many months now.
As members are aware an interim order was issued by the Fair Work Commission in respect to bargaining between the CFA and the UFU. The matter was adjourned to today for further hearing.
IMPORTANT MEETING FOR ALL COMMANDERS AND ACFOs
While Denis Napthine and Kim Wells sipped champagne and watched the tennis, about 1500 firefighters and supporters marched behind them to Parliament this morning.
On 13 February 2014, an occupational hygienist employed by the fire services provided advice and resolutions regarding levels of carbon monoxide. The agreed resolutions from the fire services and the specialist did not happen and were kept secret from exposed firefighters and health and safety representatives.
Members are advised that today the ESTA Operational Staff Agreement received a majority yes vote of employees.
Next Tuesday 25 March 2014 UFU members will march to the steps of Parliament, 250 days out from the State election, to launch our campaign against this Napthine Liberal Government’s actions- Napthine Slashes. You Burn.
Today, the UFU accepted delivery on a cache of UFU firefighter uniforms to be used by members during the UFU Napthine Slashes. You Burn campaign and to be worn during activities.
Members are advised that an imminent threat to health and safety has been identified with the stand pipes that are commissioned on the CFA Scania Heavy Pumper.
Members are advised that a grievance has been lodged regarding the CFA implementation today of an Annual Leave Form and Guidelines for Instructors which the CFA have sought to implement without genuine consultation.