Bulletin No: 74 Volume: 21 Monday 20 April 2014
To ALL UFU MFB MEMBERS
PEOPLE MATTER SURVEY 2015
PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY AND
THIS SURVEY IS NOT ENDORSED
Members are advised that the UFU has not endorsed the people matter survey and we do not believe it is in your interests to participate in the survey.
The MFB recently brought this survey to the consultative forum and the survey was awaiting further discussion at the next meeting. Yet despite this, the MFB has actioned the distribution of the survey, with members receiving correspondence in their email boxes today.
Unfortunately such action suggests that the MFB had no intention to consult in the first place. Further, there was no suggestion from the MFB representatives at the recent consultation committee meeting that the MFB would be proceeding with the survey.
As the UFU has stated to members in previous years participation in this survey is voluntary.
Even without the MFB’s unilateral action, the UFU has genuine concerns regarding the survey including what the MFB will use the information for.
For example, in relation to the 2013 survey, the MFB clearly stated in correspondence to the UFU that the results could not be considered “statistically valid” due to the low level of responses received however the MFB continued to take those results and use them to inform future activities and actions rather than simply consult with employees through the processes provided for in the Enterprise Agreement.
This previous action by the MFB clearly shows how the MFB will take information and twist results to suit their purposes.
Furthermore, the UFU is seriously concerned that actions taken by the MFB are simply in order to tick boxes, rather than actually trying to improve conditions within the workplace.
In this context the UFU do not advise that members participate in the survey.
If members have any queries in relation to this matter please contact the UFU office on 9419 8811.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary