Bulletin No: 160 | 13 September 2018
To: ALL UFU MEMBERS
HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR MP YET?
Your Branch Committee of Management thanks UFU members and their families & friends for sending letters to their local MPs. However, there are many members that have yet to do so. We respectfully remind you of the importance of contacting your MP – EVERY LETTER COUNTS!
HOW TO SEND A LETTER…
- Visit www.firedoesntwait.com.au
- Find the Contact your MP section at the bottom of the home page or click on ‘CONTACT YOUR MP’ on the navigation bar.
- Pop in your postcode to find your local MP.
- Pop in your name and email address to send the email to your local MP in the Legislative Assembly (Lower House) and all MPs in the Legislative Council (Upper House) to urge them to support professional career firefighters! (Please note that all MPs in the Legislative Council are automatically blind-copied into the email.)
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SENT YOUR LETTER …
- If you’ve received an email from a Lower or Upper House politician, please forward their response to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please share the website with your families and friends to ensure that they, too, contact their local politician!
WHY ARE THESE LETTERS SO IMPORTANT?
- Victoria’s professional career firefighters are approaching their sixth consecutive fire season with no legal protections over their conditions of employment. In fact, some parts of Victoria have already commenced their Fire Danger Period.
- Like all workers in Australia, professional career firefighters deserve protection of their jobs and their conditions of employment to continue to protect the communities that they serve.
Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary