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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.22-2019
Max Adlam

MID POINT PRODUCTIVITY REVIEW

On Monday 17 June the Union negotiating team met with SAFMS and government representatives to progress the second of the midpoint productivity reviews committed to as part of the settlement of our Enterprise Agreement.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.20-2019
Max Adlam

ENTERPRISE BARGAINING

A meeting of the Shop Stewards was held on Friday 31 May 2019 at the Union Office. The primary purpose of the meeting was to continue the work necessary to be properly prepared for our forthcoming EB negotiations.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.16-2019
Max Adlam

IT’S RAINING!

It’s great to see rain again but it’s a pity that some first responders are expected to ‘enjoy’ it more than others.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.15-2019
Max Adlam

PFAS REPORT

Following recent meetings with members at the Police Academy, the UFU office has been working hard to assist the MFS in finding more suitable interim arrangements for displaced Largs North Station Crews.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.12-2019
Max Adlam

PFAS REPORT

A meeting between the MFS and the UFU has been urgently organised to discuss the dispute between us in relation to the interim arrangements provided to the Largs North Station Crews and the lack of consultation from the Service about longer term arrangements for Largs.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.10-2019
Max Adlam

PFAS REPORT

As reported last week, we have scheduled a meeting for interested members to get together to talk about PFAS.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.09-2019
Max Adlam

PFAS REPORT

Thank you to all those of you who have participated in the UFU PFAS Survey following the receipt of your blood test results.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.07-2019
Max Adlam

TRAVEL RECORDING & CLAIMS

Inquiries from concerned members prompted the Union to raise a query in February with the MFS HR about how our members’ travel claims are being assessed and processed.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.06-2019
Max Adlam

PFAS REPORT

Preliminary results of ground water testing at Largs North Station indicate that high levels of PFAS are present however the MFS is unlikely to be the main source of contamination of the site.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.05-2019
Max Adlam

SAMFS ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service Enterprise Agreement 2017 will expire on 1 January 2020. As negotiations for a new agreement will commence no later than 6 months prior to the expiry, it’s time to talk about and to prepare our log of claims.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.01-2019
Max Adlam

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Best wishes to all members for a happy and safe New Year from all of us at the UFU; 2019 is already shaping up to be an interesting and challenging one for firefighters on many fronts.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.36-2018
Max Adlam

PFAS REPORT

Preliminary test reports on Largs North Station and the MV Gallantry have been received by the MFS.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.35-2018
Max Adlam

PFAS REPORT

As reported extensively in the media in recent days, concerning results of blood testing for PFAS have been received by some members, in particular in a “cluster” of firefighters at Largs North Station.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.34-2018
Max Adlam

PFAS BLOOD TESTING

The UFU has long driven the campaign to eliminate the use of firefighting foams containing per-fluorinated compounds (PFAS) due to potential health risks associated with significant exposure.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.33-2018
Max Adlam

SHOP STEWARD TRAINING

Shop Stewards in attendance at the 3-day training course earlier this month, provided very positive feedback about the training which they believe will help them to play a more active role in the workplace.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.32-2018
Max Adlam

ACTING UP TO STATION OFFICER

Further to Wordback No 31, the UFU invited the Chief Officer to meet to discuss the concerns expressed by our State Council in relation to training currently provided to Senior Firefighters in order to confidently and safely act up to the position of Station Officer.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.31-2018
Max Adlam

ACTING UP TO STATION OFFICER

Your UFU State Council is deeply concerned about the risk Senior Firefighters are exposed to as a result of the Act Up of Senior Firefighters provision, introduced in the last Enterprise Agreement.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.27-2018
Max Adlam

ACFO PROMOTION APPEAL DISMISSED

On 28 September 2018, his Honour Deputy President Judge Hannon dismissed an application for a review of a nomination for appointment of an officer to the rank of Assistant Chief Fire Officer in Mack v South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service and Kilsby

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.26-2018
Max Adlam

CAMDEN PARK STATION

The Union is in discussions with the MFS regarding Camden Park Station following the vacating of the premises by SAAS.

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WordBack UFUSA
WordBack No.25-2018
Max Adlam

WE REMEMBER

In honour and remembrance on the 17th anniversary of 9/11, of the extraordinary bravery demonstrated by firefighters and of the tremendous sacrifices by those who serve and protect community.

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