Bulletin No: 036 | 29 March 2019
To: ALL UFU OPERATIONAL MEMBERS
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OPERATIONAL MEMBERS
Outcome of motions at Special General Members Meetings
This is a notification to operational members of the outcome of the motions put to the members at the Special General Members Meetings on Thursday 28 March and Friday 29 March 2019.
As members were notified in previous Bulletins, the motion put to the membership at the SGMs were also put to and voted on unanimously by the Branch Committee of Management on Sunday 24 February, and subsequently to UFU Delegates at the Delegates Conference on Monday 25 February.
After hearing a full report from the Branch Secretary, including the history of the levy and the legal expenditure of the employers in litigating against members, conditions of employment and the union, UFU members at both meetings voted unanimously on the following motion:
1. That the Litigation Levy be abolished as of 1 May 2019.
2. That the traditional methodology of increasing union dues in accordance with pay increases derived through the Operational Staff Agreements 2016 be applied at the same time
PAYMENTS OF THE LEVY
Members are advised to check the status of their litigation levy with the Union office and make the necessary arrangements to either pay the levy or contact their bank to cease the payments once their levy has been fully paid.
Periodic Payments made via the Firefighters Credit Union:
Once you have established the amount outstanding, the credit union require a signed letter or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting that your levy payments be ceased.
Automatic Credit Card Payments
If you pay your levy via automatic monthly credit card no action is required. The payment will stop once your account is financial.
Direct Debit via Bank
Once you determine the status of your levy please contact your bank directly to cease your automated payments.
A final note to members…
As presented to members at the SGMs, your Branch Committee formally noted the unwavering support of members during what have been incredibly testing times:
“At the meeting of the Branch Committee meeting on Sunday 24 February, the Branch Secretary and Committee of Management formally noted in the Minutes that, without the support of Delegates and members, the UFU Victoria Branch simply would not have survived.
The UFU thanks Delegates and members for their solidarity and their support over the years to enable the UFU to continue to fight to defend members’ conditions.”
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary