Bulletin No: 32 Volume: 20 Friday 14 February 2014
To ALL UFU MEMBERS
UFU DELEGATES TRAINING
FOR INDUSTRIAL & POLITICAL CAMPAIGN
A highly successful UFU industrial training seminar was held this week arming more than 80 delegates with the tools to implement a powerful industrial and political campaign to further the industrial interests of UFU members.
The two-day training seminar included intensive training modules providing the delegates with information on industrial relations, enterprise bargaining and reaching agreements, the Fair Work Act as well as improving the employment relationship in the current economic and political environment.
The seminar included a range of speakers and workshops designed to fully explain industrial rights and obligations against the backdrop of the current industrial and political climate.
A structure has been put in place to ensure all opportunities are maximised to further the industrial interests of members and that includes the current bargaining and upcoming state election.
Members will be contacted regularly in the coming weeks and months seeking your active participation in the campaign for your rights in the workplace and for maintaining the professionalism of the fire services.
Your energy and involvement will be crucial to the success of this strategy.
Members are currently facing the most significant attack on the professionalism of the fire services ever seen.
Your terms and conditions of employment are integral to the maintenance of the firefighting profession, your safety and the community’s protection.
We cannot let this MFB/CFA management or this Napthine Government destroy the integrity of the firefighting profession.
The UFU has also established a campaign hub which will have a bank of phones, computers, maps, campaign merchandise and materials. The industrial and political campaign will be coordinated from the UFU’s campaign hub with dedicated staff to coordinate this approach.
Delegates who attended the two days would be aware that one action item from the conference was to establish an industrial subcommittee to discuss industrial issues within both the CFA and MFB.
All Shop Stewards who wish to be involved in this subcommittee please contact Rini Krouskos at the UFU office on 9419 8811 or alternatively via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary