Bulletin No: 194 Volume: 22 Monday 12 December 2016
To: ALL UFU MEMBERS
PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM HAS FULL SUPPORT OF UFU
Further to yesterday’s Bulletin regarding the MFB’s misuse of the employees’ PEER Support Program and Review of MFB Support (ESP), a teleconference was held today between UFU Victorian Secretary Peter Marshall and MFB Peers.
On behalf of BCOM the Secretary reiterated the PEER Program has the UFU’s full support, and highly values the work undertaken for members by the many peers who voluntarily take on this role for the benefit and well-being of their fellow firefighters.
The UFU has always regarded the PEER Program as an area not to be politicised or used for industrial or political gain, and as such is appalled by the MFB’s actions.
Members are strongly encouraged to contact a peer if and when they feel the need, especially given the current climate and its effect on morale. A comprehensive list of peers is available at all MFB stations or via PEER Co-ordinator Scott Darcy on 0429 771 849.
As always any questions may be directed to Branch Secretary Peter Marshall on 0419 127 004.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary