Update on Eastern Hill reoccupation

Following bulletin 255, yesterday, UFU representatives including a HSR and a BCOM representative, undertook a final inspection of the proposed reoccupation sites at Eastern Hill being the old building and the infill building.

Update on Eastern Hill closure

Today the MFB and UFU received a copy of the full report of the investigation into asbestos within Eastern Hill including the old building and infill building.

Special General Membership Meeting update

Please note a correction on the start time of these meetings to maximize attendance: These meetings will take place at Victorian Trades Hall on Wednesday 20 November commencing at 09:30 and 19:30.

2013 Relay for Life

Members are advised that the event and message from the MFB Charity Running Club below is fully supported by the Union and members are encouraged to show your support for this important cause:

ESTA bargaining progresses

As members would be aware yesterday, the Unions met ESTA in the Fair Work Commission for a further bargaining conference.

MFB Corporate and Technical EBA update

Members are advised that following and in accordance with yesterdays UFU meeting, today at a meeting at the Fair Work Commission, the bargaining representatives have settled bargaining. The parties are now working through processes to proceed to the formal vote and finalisation.

MFB Corporate and Technical EBA meeting

The negotiations have now reached a critical stage and the UFU will be holding a UFU Corporate and Technical Staff meeting next Wednesday 6 November for members to consider the current status of negotiations and determine a way forward.

Correction to Bulletin 248 re UFU meeting date

Members are advised that the Corporate and Technical Staff Meeting referred to in UFU Bulletin 248 is occurring next Wednesday 6 of November (not 1 November).

Napthine cuts trauma support for emergency workers

Hundreds of Emergency Service Workers today sent a powerful political message to Premier Denis Napthine that undermining the rights of injured workers in the course of our work is completely unacceptable.