Former CFA Chief Officer Brian Potter passes away

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

ESTA update agreement in principle reached

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.

ESTA management disrespect

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 decision

Federal Court Justice Murphy has handed down a decision regarding minimum staffing, consultation and dispute resolution.

CFA review – Mildura

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.