Members are reminded that the UFU annual family day picnic is this Sunday.
Tributes have been flowing for the former Chief Officer who, despite serious illness, has spent the last few years calling the CFA and Government to account on the contamination of Fiskville and to recognise occupational cancer for firefighters
Today, after approximately 2 years of negotiations and ongoing industrial action by members, the Unions, before the Fair Work Commission at a special Saturday conference, reached in principle agreement on all outstanding matters for the ESTA Operational Employees Enterprise Agreement.
Further to bulletin 16, today ESTA purported to respond to the Union proposal put to ESTA at the first meeting following the no vote.
All members are called to make every effort to attend important UFU Special General Members Meetings on Wednesday. 5 February 2014.
Federal Court Justice Murphy has handed down a decision regarding minimum staffing, consultation and dispute resolution.
As advised this afternoon, Federal Court Justice Murphy today handed down his decision regarding the CFA staffing numbers.
We remind members that once a dispute has been lodged, the status quo applies meaning that the work practice that was in place prior to the subject matter of the dispute, continues, until the dispute is resolved.
MINIMUM STAFFING & 342
FEDERAL COURT CASE
Members are advised that the UFU has raised with CFA management that it has serious concerns regarding a review of Mildura CFA Fire Operations that CFA proposed to take place today.