Members are advised that a further hearing took place this morning in relation to the CFA Operational Staff Enterprise Agreement negotiations.
Members are reminded that we need volunteers to assist with a mass door knock taking place in the Carrum electorate tomorrow.
The UFU has been reliably informed by the rumour file that the MFB’s new CEO as appointed will be Mr. James Higgins from the Department of Human Services.
Today, Friday the 28th of March, without notice, the MFB applied to the Fair Work Commission to abolish the enterprise agreement that contains the majority of your conditions of employment that you currently enjoy.
Members are informed that the UFU has reviewed the MFB ‘update’ regarding carbon monoxide at the Hazelwood incident and the AMCOSH document which was leaked to the UFU.
The UFU has been proposing an appropriate system of GPS for many months now.
As members are aware an interim order was issued by the Fair Work Commission in respect to bargaining between the CFA and the UFU. The matter was adjourned to today for further hearing.
While Denis Napthine and Kim Wells sipped champagne and watched the tennis, about 1500 firefighters and supporters marched behind them to Parliament this morning.
IMPORTANT MEETING FOR ALL COMMANDERS AND ACFOs
On 13 February 2014, an occupational hygienist employed by the fire services provided advice and resolutions regarding levels of carbon monoxide. The agreed resolutions from the fire services and the specialist did not happen and were kept secret from exposed firefighters and health and safety representatives.