Original article by Matt Johnston, James Dowling, James Campbell
Herald Sun – Page: 1 & 4 : 6-Mar-18
Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade staff will shortly vote on a new enterprise bargaining agreement that features a pay rise of 19 per cent and a range of allowances. Amongst other things, MFB firefighters will be entitled to 65 days of annual leave each year, plus 99 days of personal and sick leave after being at the MFB for at least two years. MFB employees will also be entitled to four days of leave each time a family member becomes ill or injured. The EBA allows many existing MFB policies to be abolished unless the United Firefighters Union agrees to them following consultation.
MELBOURNE METROPOLITAN FIRE BRIGADE, UNITED FIREFIGHTERS’ UNION OF AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET