Members are warmly congratulated for your extraordinary resolve and solidarity which has enabled our union to reach agreement today.
The latest wave of industrial actions was implemented from Tuesday, 27 April 2021 and this was advised to the MFS management by both Wordback No 18 on 24 April and by correspondence directed to the Chief Officer.
An item published today on the front page of The Advertiser today requires correction for members’ information, in relation to the UFU.
A strong message about the need for safety and resourcing in the MFS was sent to the employer by the hundreds of UFU members who took to the streets of Adelaide on 1 April.
With the courage of conviction, UFUSA members turned out in force at the Safety and Resourcing Campaign Rally last week, in solidarity with Ambos fighting for Safer Staffing Safer Community.
The UFU is proud to be turning out today with ambos to raise the common issue of concern to members of both our unions of the lack of resourcing of emergency services in SA and the failure of the Marshall government to properly address the issues being raised.
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.
Our UFUSA EA negotiating team met yesterday with the Marshall Government Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations Rob Lucas yesterday 8 February 2021, to discuss firefighters’ safety concerns caused by inadequate resourcing of the MFS.
As reported in Wordback No 3 of 2021, a meeting was held with the employer (DCO Fletcher, ACFO Button, and Ms Somerville, of the MFS together with Mr Johnson and Ms Porter of the IRAP Branch of the Department of Treasury and Finance) last Friday, 22 January 2021, to attempt to continue to pursue enterprise bargaining negotiations.
Public drilling by D shift in the city on Friday, 15 January 2021 ensured an eventful day in which our union had the opportunity to inform our community about the critical issues confronting firefighters on a daily basis and the refusal by the employer to even discuss the concerns for over a year now.