BULLETIN

Bulletin No:          103                                    Volume:  20                        Monday 12 May 2014

To ALL UFU MEMBERS

MFB APPLICATION TO SET ASIDE

OPERATIONAL AGREEMENTS

WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU!

The UFU has clearly explained to members that the MFB’s case before Fair Work Commission is to terminate the Operational Agreements in their entirety, not a few selected clauses.

MFB’s evidence will be directed to that outcome.

MFB have  not challenged that advice.

Rather than further place the MFB application in an industrial context it is worth reflecting on your current circumstances in life and how you are able to support such.  For example depending on the individual circumstances,  your wages and conditions of employment contained in the certified enterprise agreements have enabled or assisted you with:

  • Purchasing  a family home;
  • Raising  a family;
  • Providing support in education for your family;
  • Providing  extra curricula activities such as sports and music;
  • Obtaining child care;
  • Taking holidays;
  • Transport (e.g. purchasing  vehicle)

The above is only a snapshot of some of the activities and everyday expenditure that you have been able to incur in the context of the certainty in the wages and conditions provided by your certified enterprise agreement.

Some members have expressed their anger at the MFB’s application and feel that they are being betrayed  by their employer in attempting to bypass the bargaining process and set aside their conditions of employment as provided for in the agreements.

Such anger is very understandable  when you consider the consequences of the MFB’s actions in the context of the above.

If you have any questions please call Peter Marshall on 0419 127 004.

Strength in Unity

READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD

Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary

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