The widely publicised allegations of sexual harassment and assault in CFA are deeply concerning, and with thousands of women marching for justice across Australia today, the time has come for CFA to be open and transparent and confront the cultural problems within the organisation.
The ASU has written to the CFA Chief Executive Officer and acting Minister for Emergency Services Danny Pearson to request an urgent meeting to discuss the matters raised in an article in Saturday’s Age.
The ASU has supported a number of members on these matters, and a contingent of ASU Women from CFA met with then emergency services minster James Merlino in 2017 to discuss their concerns.
Our bargaining team for the new PTA Agreement is committed to making gender equality a key issue, and will seek to have new gender equality clauses in the EA.
We will send a further email in coming days with details about a members meeting to discuss how you want the ASU to deal with these serious issues within the CFA.
With issues like this confronting workers at the CFA, it’s never been a more important time to be a member of the ASU. It’s easy for anyone who is not yet a member to join online at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
For further information contact
ASU Organiser Matt Price | firstname.lastname@example.org | 0407 362 764
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