Members are advised that today ESTA contacted employees advising them that the vote for ESTA’s proposed Enterprise Agreement has been extended by 5 business days.
It has come to the UFU’s attention today that a number of members have not received a ballot paper from the Australian Electoral Commission in order to allow them to vote on ESTA’s proposed Agreement.
Further to yesterday’s bulletin regarding the voting process the UFU would like to reinforce to members that should ESTA’s proposed EBA receive a majority ‘no’ vote negotiations will continue.
As members should all be aware, this week you will receive a ballot paper from the Australian Electoral Commission to vote on ESTA’s proposed Enterprise Agreement. If you have not yet received a ballot paper we suggest that you contact the AEC immediately.
As members will now be aware, last week ESTA decided to seek a vote of their employees on a proposed EBA. This EBA has not been agreed to nor endorsed by the Unions.
Merry Christmas from CFA Management and the Employee Relations Department – no jumpers or polo shirts this Christmas.
Members are advised that this morning the Corporate and Technical Staff Agreement was approved by the Fair Work Commission. The agreement will operate from 25 December 2013.
On behalf of the Branch Committee of Management, both the President and myself extend best wishes to UFU members and their families for both Christmas festivities and the beginning of a New Year.
On Monday 9 December the Fair Work Commission granted an order for a CFA District Mechanical Officers (DMO) and Tower Overseers protected action ballot after the UFU lodged an application last week.
A sea of 342 red fire helmets covered the steps of Parliament today to symbolise the number of firefighters that the Napthine Government has failed to recruit.