Bulletin No: 149 Volume: 22 Monday 22 August 2016
To: ALL UFU MEMBERS
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO UNVEIL PLANS TO INTEFERE WITH FAIR WORK ACT TODAY
Michaela Cash and Malcolm Turnbull are today unveiling legislative amendments to the Fair Work Act which will attempt to neutralise the proposed CFA EBA.
The “Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers Bill” will be revealed at a press conference at a press conference at Coldstream Fire Station today.
In response the UFU has put out a media statement calling on the Federal Government to stop trying to divide Volunteer and Career Firefighters.
If the Federal Government truly wanted to do something productive for the Victorian Fire Service they should begin by supporting firefighters who were poisoned at Fiskville.
The Fair Work Act is in place to make sure Australians have fair and safe workplaces. By meddling with this Act The Liberal party is clearly setting the stage to erode the rights and conditions of not only Firefighters but for all Australian workers.
It is deeply concerning that the Prime Minister can so recklessly push on with this divisive political agenda knowing full well that it increases the risk of this dispute spilling into another fire season for Victorians.
In the meanwhile the UFU is continuing to work with the State Government to get on with the job of finalising the EBA and achieving justice for Fiskville victims.
Members will be further updated on these matters at the Special General Members Meeting tomorrow.
Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary