BULLETIN

Bulletin No:          155                          Volume:  22                              5 September 2016

To all UFU MFB CORP AND TECH Members

FURTHER CORP AND TECH INDUSTRIAL ACTION NOTIFIED

Further to Bulletin 154, the UFU has today notified the MFB of further protected industrial action as part of your ongoing campaign for a fair EBA.

The further industrial action will commence at 7am on Monday 12 September and will continue indefinitely. This industrial action is in addition to the bans previously notified.

As a reminder, current bans in place are:

1. Bans on the processing of mail.

    please note this ban is only notified in relation to employees working at Eastern Hill

3. Bans on preparing or providing reports, documentation or information to government.

4. Bans on the collection and collation of statistical data.

5. Bans on attendance at meetings where members of the MFB executive leadership team are in attendance.

8. Bans on cooperating with contractors and consultants other than during enterprise agreement negotiation meetings where contractors or consultants are present.

9. Bans on cooperating or recognising any restructure within the MFB unless that restructure has been agreed to by the UFU.

11. Ban on maintaining or updating the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board intranet.

12. Computer work being conducted with the “caps lock” function engaged.

13. Bans on working from a workplace which is not the employees current predominantly workplace at the time of this ballot including attendance at meetings and community events.

14. Screening calls with voicemail.

15. A ban on the booking of airfares

16. Bans on using Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board Corporate Credit Cards.

17. Bans on the redirection of internal and external mail.

19. Bans on participating with or providing information to internal and external auditors.

20. Ban on paying vendors that will not affect or impact on the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board’s core activity.

21. Bans on processing reimbursements for managers, executive directors, the Chief Executive Officer and Board members.

22. Bans on providing information relating to vendor related internal enquiries made by management and staff.

23. Bans on driving, refuelling or washing of executive vehicles and pool vehicles.

26. Bans on the replacement of fuel cards for managers, executive directors the EO and board members.

27. Entering only ‘AZ’ tax code when processing all purchase orders, outline agreements and ‘FI invoices (FI invoices are invoices with purchase orders).

29. Ban on processing vendor payments except as a complete group at the end of each month.

30. Ban on not process vendor payments where the total number exceeds the MFB threshold amount (or any other threshold amount implemented in response to the ban).

32. Ban on processing/settling ‘A’ type vendors

35. Ban on accepting any incomplete fire protection reports.

36. Stoppages to normal duties to attach, incorporate and /or distribute union and industrial campaign related material to correspondence (inclusive of electronic correspondence), MFB material and MFB displays.

37. Ban on the training of temporary contractor personnel.

38. Ban on the training or advising other personnel as to how to undertake work which is subject to protected industrial action that is being taken by MFB employees covered by or eligible to be covered by the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board Corporate and Technical Employees Agreement 2013.

39. Stoppages to normal duties to remotely placing union and industrial campaign material on MFB employees electronic devices (including but not limited to phones, laptops, tablets and desktop computers).

50. Ban on returning vehicle number plates to VicRoads

52. Ban on ordering vehicle parts for workshops.

53. Ban on decommissioning MFB vehicles and any work related decommissioning or disposing of such vehicles.

56. Ban on cleaning or washing vehicles or arranging for the cleaning or washing of vehicles.

The new bans notified today in addition to the above industrial action is as follows:

2. Ban on the processing of accounts.

24. Ban on processing and managing Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board investments.

25. Ban on organising staff amenities for any brigade activities.

28. Ban on all work involving the disposal of MFB assets.

31. Bans on raising new vendor payments where the total amount exceeds the MFB threshold amount (or any other threshold amount implemented in response to the ban).

34. Parking in any vacant MFB car park including but not limited to visitor car spaces and management car spaces at all MFB worksites.

37. Ban on the training of temporary contractor personnel.

40. Stoppages to normal duties to remotely placing union and industrial campaign material on MFB employees electronic devices (including but not limited to phones, laptops, tablets and desktop computers).

43. Ban on the booking and administering of MFB meeting rooms.

44. Ban on ordering or organising catering for any purpose.

45. Ban on distributing or publishing video, audio or images on the internet or intranet.

46. Ban on accepting payment by cheque.

47. Ban on providing information to insurance companies in relation structural fires.

48. Ban on transferring data between ‘TRACS’ and SAP systems.

49. Ban on all help desk staff logging all via email to relevant staff rather than via SAP.

51. Ban on undertaking workshop daily status reports.

54. Ban on accepting any electronic applications (as opposed to hard copy applications) for fire protection reports.

        

        55. Ban on electronic confirming of daily fleet status report

Members are reminding that industrial action is lawful and you are protected in taking such actions as listed above.

Further important note:

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY MEMBER IMPLEMENT OR CONTINUE THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION IF IT WOULD THREATEN TO ENDANGER THE LIFE, PERSONAL SAFETY OR HEALTH, OR THE WELFARE  OF ANY  PART OF THE POPULATION. IF IN DOUBT THE ACTION MUST BE TERMINATED.

Whilst such circumstances would not arise via the UFU’s protected actions, the note above is important for unintended situations which might arise.

Should members have any queries in relation to the industrial action please contact your local workplace delegate or alternatively the UFU Office on 9419 8811.

Further, members are reminded the UFU will be holding a members meeting for all Corp and Tech members as follows:

Thursday 8 November

12.30pm

Burnley Complex

It is vital that all members attend this meeting to receive a full update on the progress of your EBA.

Strength in Unity

READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD

Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary