BULLETIN

Bulletin No:          261                                      Volume:  19                        Tuesday 26 November 2013

To ALL UFU ESTA MEMBERS

UNIONS CALL ON MINISTER WELLS TO TAKE ACTION

INDUSTRIAL ACTION CONTINUES

Members are reminded that following the outcome of yesterdays FWC proceedings and the failure of ESTA to resolve your ongoing EBA dispute the protected industrial action in place is continuing.

Further, today, in response to ESTA’s actions yesterday, the three Unions have written to the Minister for Emergency Services and Police Kim Wells to intervene and bring ESTA back to the bargaining table to seek final resolution of this ongoing dispute.

Please find below a list of all current industrial action which has been notified as a reminder to members which bans are currently applicable.

  • 1. Use of generic log in
  • 4. A ban on training for existing operators
  • 7. Ban on patching of channels (note this will only apply to the physical act of patching the channels and not to actually operating a patched channel)
  • 8. Ban on use of fault reporting and messaging software. All fault reporting to be made verbally to ESTA management.
  • 12. Provide briefings to the media at any time regarding individual experience as an ESTA Call Taker or Dispatcher and the industrial campaign
  • 13. Employees will wear union and campaign identified clothing and badges in and out of the workplace
  • 14. A ban on wearing ESTA uniform at work
  • 15. Ban on participating in and signing off audits
  • 16. Ban on submitting shift reports
  • 17. Ban on all performance reviews
  • 18. Ban on replying to observation reports
  • 19. Ban on any participation in ESTA public relations tasks
  • 21. Ban on the use of message manager (note this ban only applies to members working in ambulance services)
  • 26. Ban on directing callers to the Ambulance Referral Communications Facility (note this ban will only apply to members working in ambulance services)
  • 27. Ban on dispatcher use of telephone (note, as above this ban applies to ERTCOMM (emergency) and NETCOMM (non emergency) and fire radio operators. The ban will only apply to an operator operating a radio. The ban will not apply to police and SES)
  • 28. Phones will not be logged off during breaks and the “not ready” button will be used
  • 31. Ban on notifying all Metropolitan Fire Brigade Commanders, Country Fire Authority Rostered Duty Officers and Fire Services Communication Controllers of all incidences unless response related (please note these notification should be made to ACM’s at all times except between the hours of 3am and 6am where normal procedures apply or at other times when an ACM is not on site due to unforeseen circumstances- for a full list of notifications that are considered response related please refer to bulletin no. 54)
  • 32. Use of generic false alarm code 999 for all Metropolitan Fire Brigade false alarms.

Should you have any questions or queries in relation to these matters please contact your UFU delegate in the first instance or the UFU office.

Strength in Unity

READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD

Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary