Last Friday as fires raged in Victoria and the extreme conditions peaked, Minister Wells was at the tennis and has said he was keeping up to date with events by text message.
ESTA BARGAINING TEAM ROLLS UP AFTER ESTA STRATEGY BOWLED OVER
Today, ESTA’s ballot for their unilateral agreement has been counted and ESTA’s staff have rejected the proposed Agreement by a convincing majority ‘no’ vote.
UFU Family Day Picnic
Please see below correspondence sent from UFU Secretary Peter Marshall today to MFB Acting Chief Officer Peter Rau.
At late night negotiations before the Fair Work Commission, the UFU and the MFB have reached a resolution to address capacity concerns resulting from the short-term extreme weather event that Victoria is currently experiencing.
Yesterday the MFB contacted the UFU expressing an intent to explore deploying firefighters to heat-related medical stress calls.
UFU Delegate Training Workshop 17th
Members are advised that today ESTA contacted employees advising them that the vote for ESTA’s proposed Enterprise Agreement has been extended by 5 business days.
It has come to the UFU’s attention today that a number of members have not received a ballot paper from the Australian Electoral Commission in order to allow them to vote on ESTA’s proposed Agreement.