Bulletin No: 181 | 19 October 2018
To: ALL UFU MEMBERS
ACTU RALLY TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER
UFU members send a message to governments around the country
- Off-duty UFU members are strongly encouraged to march alongside fellow Victorian unionists next Tuesday 23 October in Melbourne, as part of the UFU collective and the wider trade union movement.
- Over 100,000 workers and unionists will be marching in Melbourne to send a message to governments around the country, in particular the current Federal Coalition Government, that the conservative government’s hostility towards Australian workers and unionists is not acceptable.
Tuesday 23 October 2018
10:00am start at Victorian Trades Hall, Carlton
UFU MEMBERS TO MEET AT 9:00AM NEAR THE DOOR OF TRADES HALL VICTORIA STREET ENTRANCE (LOOK FOR UFU FLAGS)
To confirm your attendance, for any questions, or to find us on the day please call Laura Campanaro on 0427 734 064.
UFU MEMBERS TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE CURRENT FEDERAL LIBERAL GOVERNMENT
UFU members, in particular our professional career firefighters in the CFA, know first hand the effects of the Liberal Government’s anti-union, anti-worker attacks.
In 2016, the Liberals made enterprise bargaining in Victoria, and in particular between the UFU and CFA, a federal election issue. Following their narrow re-election, the Federal Coalition Government implemented an unprecedented amendment, effectively blocking our professional career firefighters in the CFA from certifying an enterprise agreement at Fair Work Commission.
The Fair Work Act should be just that – fair. The Fair Work Act should not be a mechanism for governments to entrench anti-worker policy and legislation.
This rally is for past workers, current workers and future workers. Join us next Tuesday to send a message to the government and let them know that UFU members will fight for a fair system for all workers and unionists in Australia.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary