Media Release – Sunday, 16 July 2023 UNITED FIREFIGHTERS UNION VICTORIA BRANCH
Melbourne television news reports indicated that the ‘firefighters union’ was opposed to mandatory vaccination for firefighters. These reports reference the position of another organisation that purports to represent firefighters, not the United Firefighters Union – Victoria Branch.
This organisation is an unregistered union and has no relationship with the United Firefighter Union – Victoria Branch.
The United Firefighters Union – Victorian Branch fully supports the position of Fire Rescue Victoria on ensuring that community and firefighter safety is protected. Firefighters routinely respond to medical emergencies, and current arrangements regarding vaccination are appropriate.
The United Firefighters Union – Victoria Branch request that media organisation’s take care to present the Union’s position in the future correctly.
Media Contact: Darren Rodrigo 0414 783 405