ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT (EA) UPDATE

UFUSA Enterprise Agreement

As reported previously, the next meeting for the EA negotiations to continue is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, 28 February 2020. 

A joint Shop Stewards and State Council meeting has been scheduled for 17 March 2020 at the UFU Office for a full report on the progress of this matter together with consideration of a range of other issues. If you have issues you wish to have raised, please contact your local Shop Steward to discuss. 

SAFECOM “ANALYSIS” 

The UFUSA has received a document written by SAFECOM CEO Dominic Lane at the request of the Minister for Emergency Services which is being distributed to State Council and Shop Stewards for consideration in the development of the union’s response. The document will also be placed on our website as soon as possible and members are encouraged to read it and respond to any issues of concern to you. 

STATE BUSHFIRE REVIEW 

Thank you to members who have provided information in relation to the activity involved in the recent bushfires; please don’t hesitate if you have a contribution to make. Please direct any information to info@ufusa.com.au as soon as possible. 

PAYSLIPS 

Members have raised numerous issues in relation to problems with payslips and the matter is of course subject to the enterprise agreement negotiations. 

In the meantime, a number of members have raised concerns in relation to the changing nature of their payslips. One member was advised by Shared Services that the documents are “live” and can change after the event. This matter is been taken up with the CEO of Shared Services and is being investigated. 

Please let us know as soon as possible if you have been affected and all members are urged to regularly and as a matter of course check your payslips and keep good records. 

KI DEPLOYMENTS 

A number of meetings have been held with management in relation to the concern regarding payment for KI deployments and we will keep you informed as to the outcomes. 

PFAS – 3 March 2020 

The Chief Officer Mr Morgan has advised the UFU of the re-occupation of Largs North Station as at 08:00 hours on 3 March 2020 following a satisfactory report by GHD on the Station and the Service meeting the agreed steps set out by the PFAS Consultative Committee. 

Other stations affected by elevated levels of PFAS in the soil will be addressed under the ongoing plan and further works on the amenity of the station and monitoring of firefighters’ health and well-being and the station environment will also be ongoing. 

DISPUTE BA TECHNICIANS 

The UFU State Council has resolved that the matter of the dispute in relation to the reduction of qualifications for the Senior BA Technician and the absence of any consultation involved, will be elevated to dispute. Your union has attempted to resolve the matter with management without result. 

UFUSA OFFICE MANAGER GAIL GORMAN 

Members who have visited or called our union office in recent times would likely have met our UFUSA Office Manager Gail Gorman. 

Gail came to work with us late last year with a wealth of experience of working in the union movement and across all areas of administration. 

In order to modernise our record keeping into the current century, the UFUSA has purchased and installed a new database called Kudos and Gail’s expertise has meant that Kudos is running efficiently as we all progressively learn and utilise all its features with Gail’s assistance. 

State Council is really pleased that members can be sure of a friendly and helpful response from Gail when you contact us, and I know you will join me in warmly welcoming Gail to our team. 

ELECTION FOR THE UFUSA STATE COUNCIL CASUAL VACANCY 

Nominations for the position of UFU Committee of Management member – Firefighter Representative closed on Monday 17 February 2020. 

The Australian Electoral Commission has advised that four nominations have been received for the position. The period in which nominations can be withdrawn closes today at 1700 hours Central Daylight Time) 27 February 2020. 

If there are still more than one nominee for the position after this time, a ballot will be required. This will be a postal ballot which will open on 10 March 2020 and close at 17:00 hours (ACDT) on 9 April 2020. 

MOTHER’S DAY CLASSIC 10 MAY 2020 

Register Now to Save! 

Hurry and register now! Early bird price now available! 

Run or Walk, 4.5km or 7.4km from Peace Park (adjacent Adelaide Oval) or enter the 2.1km walk! The course is also pram friendly! Pre/Post run/walk enjoy the fresh fruit and BBQ breakfast with your family – look for the UFU shade tents set up at the finish line. 

The event will take place on a “C,” day this year, if crews are interested in participating, please make this request through your Southern Metropolitan Commander. 

Order your shirt 

The UFU of SA “pink firefighter T-shirts” no longer have a date on them or there is also the option of a running singlet. So, we hope you can wear the same shirt/singlet in other years and to represent the union at other events. But if you require a new one simple follow the instructions below: 

Mothers Day Classic T-Shirts

How to Enter 

1. Log onto the Mother’s Day Classic website: www.mothersdayclassic.com.au

2. Select Event Location then Adelaide 

3. Select Register 

4. Register to Walk, Run or as a Family 

5. Continue as instructed 

6. IMPORTANT – Click on ‘join a team’ and then begin to type ‘ United Firefighters Union of South Australia’ pops up – click on that, then click on continue. 

7. Follow the remaining instructions to complete your registration(s) to our team 

8. Email your t-shirt or singlet size to info@ufusa.com.au or use the link here. 

Your team captains this year are S/O Carly White, F/F Gen Rueger, S/O Stefan Kirkmoe and SFF Stuart Macintyre. Our Captains are happy to provide further information as you need it. Carly White can be contacted on 0413141125 

Picking up your shirt/s 

Once you have entered the Mother’s Day Classic and ordered your shirt by emailing info@ufusa.com.au with your receipt and we will ensure they are ready for pickup before the day. You will be notified via email when they are available for collection at the union office prior to the event, let us know if you would like a friend or family member to collect on your behalf. If you are unable to pick up, they will be available on the morning at the UFU tent. 

In solidarity, 

ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT (EA) UPDATE

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