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UFUA BULLETIN #002/2024

Commonwealth changes to the Fair Work Act passed the Senate 08/02/2024. To read the latest National Bulletin covering firefighter wins on the pathway to PTSD compensation and Intractable Bargaining Disputes in the Closing Loopholes amendments, please click here.

Closing Loopholes Bill Briefing Paper

The ACTU has released a briefing note describing the changes to workplace law passed by the Commonwealth Senate on 8 February 2024. The briefing note is available to read through this link.

UFUA Submission: Intractable Bargaining Disputes provisions of the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023

UFU submission on the effects of Intractable Bargaining laws on the Fair Work Commission, federal bargaining processes, and worker’ rights to the Senate Inquiry into the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023. To read the submission click hereRead the rest “UFUA Submission: Intractable Bargaining Disputes provisions of the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023”

UFUA BULLETIN #001/2024

The UFUA takes seriously the role of research into firefighter health and wellbeing. We engage closely with academics and research institutions to ensure that research projects are robust, sound and genuinely in the interests of firefighters. The latest National Bulletin … Read the rest “UFUA BULLETIN #001/2024”

UFUA BULLETIN #026

Firefighter Presumptive Cancer Precedent. Noting that the Commonwealth presumptive cancer laws set a template for laws across Australia, this National Bulletin features an important case with far reaching implications. It demonstrates the importance of the national union in protecting firefighter … Read the rest “UFUA BULLETIN #026”

UFUA BULLETIN #024

Through the UFUA’s membership of the Global Alliance of Firefighting Unions, we were invited to attend and present at the International Association of Firefighters’ (IAFF) Redmond Symposium/Barbera Conference in New York, during August 2023. To read about the UFUA delegation … Read the rest “UFUA BULLETIN #024”

Professional Firefighters Welcome Addition of Uterine Cancer to Presumptive Legislation in Tasmania – A World First.

The United Firefighters Union has welcomed the Tasmanian Rockcliff Government’s
promise to add uterine cancer to presumptive legislation for professional firefighters, the
very first jurisdiction to add this cancer both in Australia and across the world. To read the full … Read the rest “Professional Firefighters Welcome Addition of Uterine Cancer to Presumptive Legislation in Tasmania – A World First.”

UFUA BULLETIN #023

The Tasmanian Rockcliff Government has promised to add uterine cancer to the presumptive legislation for professional firefighters, increasing the number of cancers covered in Tasmania to 21 – believed to be the highest number of cancers covered under presumptive legislation … Read the rest “UFUA BULLETIN #023”

UFUA BULLETIN #022

Western Australia has committed to follow the lead of the Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments by expanding the number of cancers covered by presumptive legislation from 12 to 20. We congratulate the Western Australian Branch on this outstanding result and commend … Read the rest “UFUA BULLETIN #022”

UFUA BULLETIN #021

International Firefighters Day push for greater cancer protection for firefighters. With a link to today’s media release as well as a summary of new cancer research , please read the latest Bulletin by clicking here.