Members are advised that following and in accordance with yesterdays UFU meeting, today at a meeting at the Fair Work Commission, the bargaining representatives have settled bargaining. The parties are now working through processes to proceed to the formal vote and finalisation.
The negotiations have now reached a critical stage and the UFU will be holding a UFU Corporate and Technical Staff meeting next Wednesday 6 November for members to consider the current status of negotiations and determine a way forward.
Members are advised that the Corporate and Technical Staff Meeting referred to in UFU Bulletin 248 is occurring next Wednesday 6 of November (not 1 November).
Hundreds of Emergency Service Workers today sent a powerful political message to Premier Denis Napthine that undermining the rights of injured workers in the course of our work is completely unacceptable.
Members are advised that today, in line with the process outlined by the Fair Work Commission, ESTA filed their reply documents to the position put by the Unions.
Members are advised that tomorrows Corporate and Technical staff meeting has been postponed to Thursday.
Members are advised that the UFU has become aware of potential health and safety concerns regarding the use of CFA facemask disinfectant BIOGARD.
An important UFU Corporate and Technical Staff meeting will be held next Tuesday 8 October at the Burnley Complex at 12.
Members are advised that in accordance with the timetable outlined by the Fair Work Commission the Unions have today filed their joint proposed draft EBA with FWC and ESTA.
As members would be aware, a key battle ground in the last EBA dispute was regarding the provision of a 9 day fortnight for MFB Corp and Tech employees.