Bulletin No: 147 Volume: 22 Tuesday 16 August 2016
JUSTICE FOR FISKVILLE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
Today members from the CFA and MFB met on the steps of Parliament to launch the ‘Justice for Fiskville’ campaign.
The campaign will advocate for firefighters exposed to toxic contamination at the Fiskville CFA training facility. It has been established in response to concern that victims of Fiskville are not being properly identified and tested.
The UFU is asking the Andrews Government to take carriage of blood testing and calls on those responsible to be held accountable.
Many members who were exposed have not been informed by the CFA that blood testing is available. When they were tested some firefighters have faced long delays in receiving results and little or inaccurate information has been provided about what those results mean.
As part of the campaign the UFU has created a dedicated campaign website which can be accessed www.justiceforfiskville.com.au.
Members who have attended the training college at Fiskville are encouraged to log onto the website and sign the Victims of Fiskville Register.
The UFU would like to thank all the members who took the time to participated in today’s media conference and made it the success it was.
More information will be provided on the campaign in the near future.
Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary