Next Tuesday 25 March 2014 UFU members will march to the steps of Parliament, 250 days out from the State election, to launch our campaign against this Napthine Liberal Government’s actions- Napthine Slashes. You Burn.
Today, the UFU accepted delivery on a cache of UFU firefighter uniforms to be used by members during the UFU Napthine Slashes. You Burn campaign and to be worn during activities.
Members are advised that today the ESTA Operational Staff Agreement received a majority yes vote of employees.
Members are advised that an imminent threat to health and safety has been identified with the stand pipes that are commissioned on the CFA Scania Heavy Pumper.
Members are advised that a grievance has been lodged regarding the CFA implementation today of an Annual Leave Form and Guidelines for Instructors which the CFA have sought to implement without genuine consultation.
Members are reminded that under no circumstances should any member engage on an operational activity without the proper processes for command and control, including sector command.
Members are advised for clarification, sector commanders can be SO’s who obtain sector commander qualifications and who have been assessed accordingly.
All UFU members are reminded that the UFU will be marching next Tuesday 25 March to the steps of Parliament in a mass membership rally launching our campaign- Napthine Slashes. You Burn.
It has been bought to the UFU’s attention that the MFB has issued a new general order which is essentially an attempt to gag members.
The UFU has been made aware that the MFB has made unlawful deductions from numerous members’ wages for alleged overpayments relating to recent deployments this fire season.