On Wednesday, ASU became aware that incorrect information had been provided by CFA Management regarding who is eligible to participate in protected industrial action. Some members had been advised that only people who were members at the time of the protected action ballot in March were eligible to participate.
ASU immediately wrote to Management to point out that this was incorrect, and the issuing of such information potentially breached the General Protections provisions in the Fair Work Act.
We are pleased that CFA admitted their mistake and have subsequently issued a communication to all members clarifying this. To be clear, anyone who is a member of the ASU can participate in bans notified by the ASU, regardless of when they joined.
Members have requested that we provide a full list of all bans, all in one place, to view all bans click here: CFA DMO Members Full List of All Bans Currently Underway
Two points to be aware of:
- Only union members can participate in protected industrial action. If non-members want to participate, they can join the ASU and will be protected straight away.
- Protected Industrial Action is just that – protected. You cannot be disciplined, coerced, or instructed not to carry out bans. If this occurs, contact your delegate or Organiser Matt Price immediately.
Talk to a colleague about the importance of union membership and ask them to join the ASU at www.asuvictas.com.au/join
If you require information about how to implement these bans please contact:
Your ASU Delegates, Gav: 0429 199 016 | Glen: 0417 309 721 | John: 0400 823 051 or
ASU Organiser Matt Price | 0407 362 764 | email@example.com