Bulletin No: 162 Volume: 22 Thursday 29 August 2016
To: ALL UFU OP’S MEMBERS
REMINDER: MEMBERS ASKED TO RESPECTFULLY VOICE THEIR CONCERNS TO SENATORS ABOUT PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE FAIR WORK ACT AS A MATTER OF URGENCY
Members would be aware that the Coalition government is attempting to change the Fair Work Act in order to block the CFA Enterprise Agreement. This will have wide ranging effects, essentially the legislation as proposed will result in ongoing protracted litigation which is designed to make the agreement unworkable.
To help operational members respectfully express their concerns directly to Senators regarding the Coalitions changes to the Fair Work Act the UFU has set up an online portal. The portal has recently been updated to allow members who have already participated to send fresh correspondence to senators.
The Bill is now the subject of a Senate Inquiry which will hand down a report on the 10th of October.
The Liberal Party has been running a campaign spreading fear and misinformation regarding the EBA in the community to justify the need for this legislation. Your action is required as a matter of urgency to counteract this misinformation.
It is important that all operational members participate in this campaign as it is your opportunity to ensure that the politicians who will be voting on whether or not this legislation is passed know how you feel.
To send your personal communication to the federal politicians concerned who will be deciding this matter. Members should access the portal at: https://www.ufuvic.asn.au/cfa-eba/stop-the-coalitions-fair-work-act-amendments/
For any questions regarding accessing the portal please call Dan on 0419 127 045.
Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary