The United Fire Fighters Union of South Australia is proud to support the Mothers Day Classic once again; the MDC is a fun, healthy and inspirational event bringing communities together across Australia to support and remember those affected by breast cancer.
Sadly, Firefighters are all too familiar with and affected by cancer and its impact on people and our loved ones which is why UFU members continue to actively address it in both our worklife and our community.
For over 10 years, including through the COVID pandemic, members and our families have been walking/running in the Mothers Day Classic, raising vital funds to research and fight breast cancer. it’s an incredible event, so please consider making it part of your Mother’s Day routine. It takes only a short while, raises funds for a very good cause, increases your fitness and it’s great fun. Even your fur baby can get involved.
The UFUSA will provide a commemorative Mothers Day T-shirt to participants (who do not already have one) – please email Chas Thomas ( email@example.com ) with your size and to arrange delivery. The Mothers Day Classic 2022 will be held on Mothers Day, (next Sunday.)
Mothers Day Classic 2022
Sunday 8th May 2022.
Run or walk a variety of distances at locations of Adelaide, Gawler or Mt Gambier and please do remember to send us your fantastic photographs of your day. To join the United Firefighters Union of SA/SAMFS team, you register as follows:
1.Start by logging onto the Mothers Day Classic website https://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/southaustralia
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.
4. Follow the remaining instructions to complete your registration(s) to our team.
Please direct any queries to Chas Thomas 0413002656.
We hope to see as many MFS personnel and their families at the event as possible or if you wish to support by way of donation, please go: HERE
Meanwhile our very best wishes for all mothers everywhere!
STAND WITH AGED CARE WORKERS AS THEY TAKE ACTION FOR FOR BETTER AGED CARE.
Members have been invited to an Adelaide rally organised by the United Workers Union which will be taking place next week. The rally supports aged care workers who are going on strike across the country. This unprecedented action involves aged care workers from eight major providers in WA, Qld and SA. In SA, workers from Southern Cross, Anglicare and Bolton Clarke (previously Allity) will be walking off the job. Aged care needs to be fixed and aged care workers are striking to fix it.
This is a hard thing for them to do but aged care workers are exhausted and angry at the failure to address chronic understaffing in aged care. They are emotionally exhausted by the distressed residents they see every single day and their inability to give the respect and dignified care to older Australians. They are sick of being told by the Morrison government that they are heroes for working through the pandemic but not being paid a decent wage. After many years of aged care being ignored, the Australian community has now realised the crisis and aged care is one of the key issues in the Federal Election campaign.
Aged care workers are seizing their moment and standing up and taking action.
The UFUSA stands in solidarity with the campaign to fix aged care and we ask you to join us in a show of public support for aged care workers next Tuesday. We would appreciate if you would also spread the word amongst your workmates, family and friends. Register at www.uwu.org.au/acrally
Rally for Aged Care
Tuesday 10 May 2022
12.30pm for 1pm start
Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga – South, Grote St, Adelaide
I hope to see you there.
APFF – DOES A MATE NEED A HAND?
In case you missed this previously, among its many activities, the Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation is committed to prevention, support and recovery programs for firefighters. The APFF is seeking your support in helping to look after members by identifying when someone is off work related to Covid, so that they can coordinate delivery of a care package. You can provide details confidentially to any APFF board member www.apff.org.au to ensure your mates and their families will know they are not forgotten. You can also call 8232 9283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org