Our union, the United Fire Fighters Union of South Australia is proud to support the Mother’s Day Classic once again this year; it’s a fun, healthy and inspirational event that brings communities together all across Australia to support and remember those affected by breast cancer.
Due to COVID -19 some details are still to be confirmed.
Last year we had over 150 Fire Fighters and our families walking/running in this incredible event – please consider making it part of your Mother’s Day routine.
On shift crews are invited to participate, a staggered start time allows more crews to participate, please advise if your crew would like to register so we can organise deployment and allocate a start time for you.
This year you are invited to register your pet to participate in the fun as well, they even receive a pet bandanna! The UFUSA will provide a Commemorative Mother’s Day t-shirt or UFUSA running singlet to participants who do not already have one.
Mother’s Day Classic 2021 details are as follows:
- The event is held on Mother’s Day, this year Sunday 9th May 2021.
- There will be a staggering of start times for participants to allow for social distancing, this allows SAMFS crews a greater opportunity to participate!
- Run or walk a variety of distances starting from a virtual start line (location/s to be announced in April; it is envisaged Elder Park will be a likely virtual start line).
- Join the United Firefighters Union of SA/SAMFS team
- Email your shirt sizes and your event entry receipt by COB Friday 16th April: email@example.com
1. Log onto the Mother’s Day Classic website http://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/
2. Click on “REGISTER NOW” and enter as an individual or family and input your details.
3. IMPORTANT – On the Team tab click ‘join a team’ and search for “United Firefighters Union of SA/ SAMFS” and click continue.
5. Follow the remaining instructions to complete your registration(s) to our team.
Your fabulous Team Captains this year are S/O Carly White, S/O Stefan Kirkmoe and F/F Gen Rueger. They are happy to provide further information as required (Carly can be contacted on 0413 141 125).
I hope to see as many MFS personnel and their families at the event as possible.
SAFETY AND RESOURCING CAMPAIGN
I’m very proud that our Union has always and will always put the safety and well-being of firefighters first. Anyone who says differently is wrong.
The UFU and our members want all available funding spent on making the work of firefighting safe as we safeguard our community. We never have and never will support unnecessarily deferring the purchase of better trucks and equipment to make it safe.
Any claim by anyone that we don’t want to make it safe is FALSE.
Recent advice indicates that the MFS regional operations has been sitting on funding for the renewal of ageing vehicles for some years. If this is correct, why?
The UFUSA has called on the Marshall government to immediately confirm that all allocated funding will be spent on its intended purpose forthwith, exercising due diligence to ensure the best trucks are purchased at the best price urgently.
Firefighters demand that the Marshall government release the independent Review of MFS Expenditure they commissioned in 2019 but are now keeping secret.
Members will recall that the UFUSA also made demands for additional resourcing of the then Labor government in our 2017 enterprise agreement achieving additional staffing which was introduced over the term of the agreement; that agreement was all about resourcing.
The attacks on Firefighters and our union as we raise safety issues publicly on behalf of frontline emergency services workers and our community demonstrate the impact of our campaign.
The demand to cancel our joint public rally next Thursday, 1 April 2021 at midday in Victoria Square is yet another attempt by the Marshall government to silence our voices and ignore the risks to the safety of firies, ambos and the public we serve.
Firies and Ambos are linking arms and joining together in solidarity with a rally on 1 April 2021, assembling at 12 noon in Victoria Square and marching to Parliament House. Ambos will be wearing uniform and the UFU has included as part of the industrial camapign that UFUSA members wear the union T-shirt with either turnout pants or over trousers, with helmets.
We are being joined and supported by others such as doctors, nurses, construction and power industry workers along with a range of community groups.
Please come and join the rally, bring your family and friends and ensure your voice is heard.