BULLETIN

Bulletin No:          85                                      Volume:  21             Friday 8 May 2015

To ALL UFU CFA OPERATIONAL STAFF MEMBERS

MEMBERS MEETINGS TO DISCUSS

VARIATION TO THE

MINIMUM STAFFING SCHEDULE

Further to Bulletin 79, the UFU have scheduled members meetings to discuss the variation to the staffing schedule.

As a result of the successful Full Bench Federal Court Appeal by the UFU, the CFA will now have to vary the staffing schedule to increase the minimum staffing by 170 positions.

These positions are already deployed in CFA and are separate to the Government commitment of an additional 450 CFA and MFB firefighters. Members should also be aware these are new positions and are not positions due to attrition.

Members who are covered by the CFA UFU Operational Staff Enterprise Agreement will be asked to vote on a variation to the Agreement to include the changes agreed at Schedule 1. Members will receive by email and mail from CFA a copy of the varied schedule and an explanation of the changes. The vote will be conducted by postal ballot to commence on 15 May 2015 and will finish on 5 June 2015.

The UFU will be holding 3 members meetings in the coming two weeks to discuss the variation to the Staffing Schedule in preparation of this vote by the AEC. 

The details of the meetings are as follows:

  • Thursday 14 May 2015        7pm        Geelong City Fire Station
  • Tuesday 19 May 2015        5pm        Hallam Fire Station
  • Wednesday 20 May 2015        5pm        Bendigo Fire Station

Should members have any further queries, please contact Industrial Officer Michelle Baldini at the UFU Office on 9419 8811.

Strength in Unity

READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD

Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary