I’m pleased to report that an urgent meeting with senior MFS management yesterday resulted in a resolution of our differences in relation to the above matter.
I have been appointed as the Union’s Returning Officer for the forthcoming election of Work Health Safety Representative (WHSR)/Shop Stewards.
The State election is only a few days away and the UFU wants to remind members of the record of one of the candidates who’s getting a lot of attention.
It’s pleasing to report to members the successful amendment to the Firefighting Industry Employees (South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service) Award 2007 to introduce an exemption for firefighters from the cut off provisions of the Return to Work Act.
During the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), where the SA Metropolitan Fire Service Superannuation Scheme suffered a financial loss, a Special Board of Trustees Meeting held on 4th March 2009 determined that all defined benefit members of our scheme would contribute an additional 3% of their salary to keep their defined benefit.