“The Firefighter’s Experience” once again on the world stage as UFU achieves global ban on PFHxS Video of speech to UN Delegates: https://vimeo.com/showcase/9586652/video/718104702 It is with great pride that we report to UFU members that, overnight, the UFUA achieved a global ban on PFHxS without exemptions at the United Nations’ Stockholm Convention. Firefighter health and […]
Donning PPE, FRV firefighters/UFU members are at the housing towers in North Melbourne and Kensington to deliver essential food items to residents and provide logistical support.
Last night, UFU Delegate, LFF Kat Dunell, was awarded 2020 Geelong Woman Unionist of the Year.
WorkSafe have today announced 55 charges against Graham Leslie White over his reckless toxic dumping which put community and professional career firefighter safety at risk.
THE AGE REPORTS: “What happened to us in West Footscray? Firefighters call for answers after toxic fire”
This report is extensive and describes the event – particularly the first 48 hours – and the aftermath in great detail. The Union is aware that reliving this experience can be difficult for many members.
On 4 October 2019, the UN Expert Committee passed a resolution in the form of a recommendation to the next Stockholm Convention for a global ban of PFHxS without exemptions.
Secretary responds to reports of investigation, calls for media to stop vilifying career firefighters
UFU Branch Secretary Peter Marshall responded to reports of an IBAC investigation on 3AW Drive. Click HERE for the audio prior to the interview and click HERE for the interview.
UFU Media Release: UFU welcomes Andrews Gov’s announcement of jail time, $6.4m fines for illegal dumpers
Today’s announcement has been welcomed by Victoria’s career firefighters, as it is a further step by the Andrews Government to protect career firefighters from the illegal activities of toxic waste dumpers.
This is the first time that uniformed personnel, or professional career firefighters, have been represented at the Stockholm Convention.
The UFU is calling for a worldwide ban on the use of PFAS in firefighting foams.