The United Firefighters Union ACT Branch is seeking a part time industrial officer / organiser to assist the Branch Secretary in representation of UFU members. The position is offered as a six month position, 3 days per week with some flexibility. The position is based at our office in Dickson, Canberra. Applications addressing the attached position description (UFU ACT … [Read more...]
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Concerns expressed by the United Firefighters' Union and many others about the uncertainties surrounding the use and residual effects of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the ACT and beyond continue to grow. The latest story in the Canberra Times of 26 June 2018 reports on confusion within the Emergency Services Agency about whether fire fighting trucks carry … [Read more...]
UFU MEMBERS ARE URGED TO SUPPORT A RALLY AIMED AT CHANGING THE RULES. Details: 19 June, Midday to 1 pm, Parliament House Lawn Muster by 11.30 hrs sharp at Rose Garden, next to Old Parliament House Reply: A Text message will be sent to all UFU members asking for a reply The UFU has been singled out for radical changes to the Fair Work Act. Read more about it in the … [Read more...]
The Canberra Times of 11 June 2018 reports that according to government briefings from December 2017 "toxic fire fighting foams could have left a legacy of contamination at nine fire stations across the ACT as well as defence department and police facilities". The news article states that potentially-harmful polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which were "present in aqueous … [Read more...]
The 12 June 2018 edition of Signal 7 is now available and focuses on the Ainslie Fire Station dispute which has been referred to the Fair Work Commission for a conciliation conference 0n 25 July 2018. … [Read more...]