This afternoon the ballot for the agreement reached between the UFU and MFB has been counted and members have accepted the agreement by a convincing margin.
Three unions have written to the Minister for Emergency Services and Police Kim Wells to intervene and bring ESTA back to the bargaining table to seek final resolution of this ongoing dispute.
The UFU is calling on all its members to support ESTA employee’s campaign for fair terms and conditions of employment.
The UFU would like to thank all members who attended the special general members meetings on Wednesday 20 November. It was uplifting to see over 700 Operational members from both the MFB and CFA at the Victorian Trades Hall.
There has been a number of requests for information regarding voting on the Log of Claims at tomorrow’s meetings. Members are informed that tomorrow’s meeting will consist of extensive presentations on both the MFB and CFA claims for new Operational Staff Agreements.
Building upon the UFU Membership Benefit Program rolled out this year, the UFU are pleased to welcome aboard Members Property as part of our Enhanced Service to our Members Program.
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.
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.
Members are advised that the UFU has scheduled a member meeting for tomorrow at 10am at the Burnley Lecture Theatre to discuss the MFB’s proposed plans regarding the closure of Eastern Hill.
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.