Bulletin No: 96 Volume: 21 Tuesday 19 May 2015
TO: ALL UFU MEMBERS
RESULTS OF UNITED FIREFIGHTERS UNION VICTORIAN BRANCH ELECTIONS
As members would be aware the Victorian Branch Election results were counted by the Australian Electoral Commission on Friday May 8th. We apologise for the delay in announcing the results however as you would be aware we have been extremely busy with the State Budget, Fiskville inquiry and other matters.
As a result of the count the UFU is pleased to announce that your Branch Committee of Management, for the next three years, will be as follows:
Secretary – Peter Marshall
President – Dave Hamilton
Vice President – Danny Ward
Junior Vice President – Ken Brown
Trustee – Brendan Angwin
Trustee – Mick McGuiness
Trustee – Cory Woodyatt
Trustee – Tony (Plugger) Martin
Officer Member, MFB – Mick Tisbury
Officer Member, MFB – Tony Trimble
Officer Member, CFA – James Kefalas
Fire fighter Member, MFB – Rob Psaila
Fire fighter Member, MFB – Chris Cleary
Fire fighter Member, CFA – Dave Blundell
Other (non MFB and CFA) – Robert Groves
To all candidates who competed in the election we wish you all the best in the future and look forward to your involvement in the united way in the activities of our union.
There was an extremely high return of ballot papers with almost 60% of members voting even though it is not compulsory. This shows that the democratic processes of our Union is alive and well, but most importantly, our members care enough about having a say in the governance and direction of their Union. This is extremely unusual in many Unions, where voting numbers are usually of a low return.
In closing, as State and National Secretary, whether you voted for or against any of the candidates, now is the time to come together as a Union to meet and defeat the challenges that we collectively face.
Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary