Bulletin No: 154 Volume: 22 2 September 2016
To: ALL UFU MFB CORP & TECH MEMBERS
UPDATE ON MFB CORP AND TECH BARGAINING
MASS MEMBERSHIP MEETING THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER
Further to the last membership meeting, on 22 July the UFU provided the MFB with an updated position in relation to Corporate and Technical bargaining. This updated position was put to the MFB in a genuine effort to resolve outstanding matters and including significant compromise on behalf of the UFU.
The MFB met with UFU representatives on 1 September, some six weeks after the UFU provided its updated position, only to continue to effectively reject all the UFU’s outstanding claims other than to increase the sign on bonus to $1500.
The MFB continue to ignore key claims including your request to have genuine access to a claim hard fought for, the 9 day fortnight.
Further, the MFB continue to seek the inclusion of a new performance management clause and new misconduct clause on top of existing provisions in relation to these matters.
Given the MFB continue to reject fair claims from the members the UFU is calling a mass membership meeting for all members to consider how members wish to progress your campaign for fair pay and conditions of employment.
The meeting will be held at 12.30pm Thursday 8 September at the Burnley Complex.
It is vital all members attend this meeting as not only will you have the opportunity to avail yourself of the current situation members will be invited to consider the ongoing campaign including potential escalation of industrial action
Members can expect further communication about industrial action shortly also.
Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary