Bulletin No:          041                    Volume:  21                Friday 6 March 2015

To ALL UFU CFA MEMBERS

 

CFA UNIFORM POSITION

DISCUSSION PAPER –

CFA ATTEMPTED INTERFERENCE WITH CONSULTATION AND EBA NEGOTIATION PROCESS

The UFU disappointingly reports to members that the CFA despite the new government’s direction to honour agreements are engaging in their previous destructive behaviour of attempting to bypass the required consultation process contained in the enterprise agreement.

Even worse, the CFA are trying to engage in a process that deals directly with employees whilst misleading employees by referencing EBIC (consultation process) however they have done everything in their power to adhering to the structure and requirements of the agreed consultation process. The CFA’s actions are also trying to pre-empt and avoid the UFU’s claim for a uniform schedule as stipulated in the UFU’s draft log of claims.

The matter we refer to is the recently distributed uniform position discussion paper dated 20 February 2015 by the CFA.

The UFU is trying to build a productive relationship with the CFA in the cooperative environment as advocated by the Andrews Government however the CFA’s actions do not reflect this.

Members are advised that the UFU and CFA have met twice since this date, at EBIC last week on 25 February 2015 and PPE/C Station wear meeting this week on 2 March 2015 without CFA raising this issue.

This matter has previously been the subject of a survey of members and is currently subject to negotiation under the new Enterprise Agreement. Unfortunately, it appears that CFA are undermining both the consultative and agreement negotiations to try and achieve their own purposes.

The UFU have written to the CFA regarding this issue.

Members are advised that it is not in their interests to respond to the CFA regarding this matter and any response can be directed to the UFU as employee representatives via email to io2@ufuvic.asn.au.

Any queries, please contact Michelle Baldini Industrial Officer at the UFU office on 9419 8811.

Strength in Unity

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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary