FWC ISSUES BALLOT ORDER! MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO VOTE!
Mass Membership Meeting 14 February
Following on from Bulletin #13, members are advised that despite objections from the MFB, FWC has now issued a ballot order for members to vote in regarding to further protected industrial action in support of your campaign for a fair EBA.
In order for the ballot to be approved and for members to take industrial action, of ballots posted, at least 50% need to be returned and 50% +1 must be a yes vote. As such, it is vital that all members vote!
Members will receive ballot papers from the AEC in the coming weeks with the ballot commencing on Thursday 2 February. All ballots must be returned to the AEC by Thursday 2 March with the ballot closing at 10.30am. We encourage members to return their ballot therefore as soon as it is received!
THE UFU BELIEVES IT IS IN YOUR INTEREST TO VOTE YES TO THIS INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN ORDER TO FURTHER YOUR CAMPAIGN FOR IMPROVED WORKING CONDITIONS
The questions you will be asked in the ballot is as follows:
In support of reaching an enterprise agreement with your employer, the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, do you support and authorise the taking of protected industrial actions which may involve taking separately, concurrently and/or consecutively any or all of the actions listed below, following the giving of 3 working days written notice to your employer:
- A ban on complying with a direction to temporarily and/or permanently relocate work stations or locations within the same building.
- A ban on working with or cooperating with suppliers.
- A ban on conducting any work in relation to tenders.
- A ban on communicating via email including responding via and receiving emails.
- A ban on attendance at any meeting convened by the MFB unless in relation to enterprise bargaining negotiation meetings.
- Stoppages to normal duties to place an out of office message on MFB email accounts which includes union and industrial campaign messages and materials.
- A ban on complying with a direction to remove any out of office on MFB email accounts which may includes union and industrial campaign messages and materials.
- A ban on processing all F1 invoices against a specific general ledger code. F1 invoices will be processed to any general ledger code.
- A ban on processing any payments to vendors.
- A ban on organising or processing manual payment requests.
- A ban on processing reimbursements to MFB executive leadership team members.
- Stoppages to normal duties to implement a redirect of all emails received to MFB Executive Director of People and Culture and/or MFB Chief Executive Officer.
- A ban on complying with a direction to remove any re-direction of email to MFB Executive Director of People and Culture and/or MFB Chief Executive Officer.
- A ban on activating any mobile data or mobile devices.
- A ban on undertaking user acceptance testing in the QAS testing environment.
- A ban on processing invoices over $2000 via any module but the F1 module.
- Stoppages to normal to redirect all enquiries made by vendors or in relation to vendors to the relevant Director and/or Executive Director and/or Chief Executive Officer.
- A ban on helpdesk staff logging jobs by any system other than email.
- A ban on creating, updating and reporting any jobs on any system where faults or requests for work are captured.
- A ban on keeping any record of hours worked including time on all job requests and/or incidents.
- A ban on participating in or providing information to any projects, system upgrades or user acceptance testings.
If members have any queries in relation to this ballot or bargaining, please contact UFU Industrial Officers Rini Krouskos or Carol Gee on 9419 8811.
Further, the UFU is holding membership meeting on Tuesday 14 February at Burnley to provide members with a full update as to the status of bargaining and protected industrial action. We strongly encourage all members to attend!
Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary