Last year the UFU filed in the Federal Court contesting the CFA’s decision to introduce Volunteer Support Officer positions.
As per communication from the MFB members will be aware that the MFB is inviting its employees to participate in the People Matter Survey.
The UFU is currently in the process of compiling submissions to put to Bernard Teague’s inquiry into the Hazelwood coal mine fire.
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.
The UFU has been proposing an appropriate system of GPS for many months now.
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.
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.