CFSVA supports Victorian Volunteer Fire Fighters
Tuesday 7th June 2016
The South Australian Country Fire Service Volunteers Association (CFSVA) extends its support to its fellow volunteer fire fighters in Victoria as they address the negative repercussions of the proposed Operational Enterprise Bargaining Agreement between the United Firefighters Union and the Victorian Country Fire Authority (CFA).
"Volunteer firefighters are the spirit and backbone of Australian communities, and any attempts to devalue volunteer firefighters must immediately be treated with the contempt it deserves.” stated CFSVA President, Andy Wood.
The CFSVA fully supports the campaign by the volunteer fire fighters and our sister association, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFVB), in challenging the intent, legitimacy and effects of the proposed EBA.
"The CFA is an effective and efficient community based fire and emergency service that plays a vital role in community safety, and it is inconceivable that any Government would jeopardise community safety for political gain." Mr Wood said.
The CFSVA extends our support to the Victorian CFA volunteer fire fighters in their quest to ensure that they are appropriately trained, suitably equipped, and enabled to use their skills and qualifications without industrial and political influence.
More information and expressions of support for the Victorian fire fighter volunteers can be viewed below: