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.
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.
The UFU would like to congratulate members who are receiving the National Emergency Medal and recognise not only your contribution on that terrible day but your ongoing contribution as part of the broader emergency services since.
Today, the UFU filed an application with the Fair Work Commission for a Protected Action Ballot Order in support of ESTA member’s campaign for a fair EBA.
Last Friday as fires raged in Victoria and the extreme conditions peaked, Minister Wells was at the tennis and has said he was keeping up to date with events by text message.
ESTA BARGAINING TEAM ROLLS UP AFTER ESTA STRATEGY BOWLED OVER
Today, ESTA’s ballot for their unilateral agreement has been counted and ESTA’s staff have rejected the proposed Agreement by a convincing majority ‘no’ vote.
UFU Family Day Picnic
Please see below correspondence sent from UFU Secretary Peter Marshall today to MFB Acting Chief Officer Peter Rau.
At late night negotiations before the Fair Work Commission, the UFU and the MFB have reached a resolution to address capacity concerns resulting from the short-term extreme weather event that Victoria is currently experiencing.