CFA and V/Line debacles threaten to derail Daniel Andrews - Weekly Times Now

PREMIER Daniel Andrews' hold on the top job is under threat with Labor MPs considering a spill motion in the wake of the firefighters' pay deal and other simmering issues. The Weekly Times understands the standoff between Mr Andrews and Emergency ...

CFA dispute: Daniel Andrews is our man, says firefighters union - The Australian

United Firefighters Union chief Peter Marshall has praised Daniel Andrews for his handling of the Country Fire Authority dispute, suggesting at a rally outside state parliament that the “compromise” being promoted by the Victorian Premier might yet see ...

United Firefighters Union drama loosens Premier Daniel Andrews' grip on team - Herald Sun

THE performance of Daniel Andrews's ministers today captures perfectly so much that is wrong with his government. Emergency Services Minister Jane Garrett on Monday stared the Premier down over the Fair Work Commission's recommendations on how to ...

United Firefighters Union pressures Premier Daniel Andrews as Jane Garrett remains defiant - Herald Sun

EMERGENCY Services Minister Jane Garrett remains defiant on the controversial CFA pay deal as the United Firefighters Union piles pressure on the government to sign it. The Herald Sun understands that even though Ms Garrett reached an agreement with ...

Fears CFA board could be sacked over union dispute - The Age

There are fears that the under-fire CFA board will be sacked by the Andrews government, despite efforts to break the bitter impasse over the 1160-day-old pay dispute with the union. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00 ...

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews forced to cave in on United Firefighters Union deal - Herald Sun

PREMIER Daniel Andrews's right-hand man has hit out at the CFA, suggesting its board is ill-informed on the controversial EBA dispute, as hundreds of United Firefighters Union members rally at State Parliament. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings ...

Meanwhile, in Victoria: Premier's Mr Fixit Gavin Jennings ignites CFA crisis - The Australian

God bless Gavin Jennings. Just when the Andrews government was trying to calm the panic over the Country Fire Authority crisis, he has had a giant crack at the CFA board, throwing kerosene on the political fire. “I encourage them to be better informed ...

CFA board concerns about pay dispute can be fully addressed: Premier - ABC Online

The long-running pay dispute involving the Country Fire Authority (CFA) is likely to be resolved in the coming days, the Victorian Government insists. The dispute, which the CFA claims would have implications for the volunteers brigade, has dragged on ...

Pay dispute pits Victoria's volunteer firefighters against professionals - The Guardian

Malcolm Turnbull attends a Country Fire Authority rally in Melbourne on Sunday. He told the volunteers the union's demands were an 'extraordinary assault on fundamental Australian values of community service'. Photograph: Jacqueline Le/AAP. Victoria ...

Federal election 2016: PM fires up attack on union powers - The Australian

Unions will be blocked from striking “secret deals” to wield control over volunteer organisations as Malcolm Turnbull intensifies the election battle over workplace relations, backed by business groups that see the furious dispute over Victorian ...

Toxic CFA union dispute spreads to federal election campaign - The Advertiser

THE toxic CFA union dispute has been inserted into the heart of the federal election campaign, with ALP strategists deeply concerned it will damage Labor's chances at the July 2 poll. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull used the dispute to highlight ...

CFA pay dispute continues after no resolution in Victorian Government Cabinet meeting - ABC Online

The Victorian Government has avoided a political firestorm in a long-standing dispute over pay and conditions with the Country Fire Authority that could have led to the resignation of the CFA board and the Emergency Services Minister. The agreement put ...

CFA-union dispute: Premier Daniel Andrews flies home early for crisis talks - Herald Sun

LATEST: EMERGENCY Services Minister Jane Garrett has stared down Premier Daniel Andrews over the CFA EBA deal that has outraged the state's volunteer firefighters. Ms Garrett met Mr Andrews around lunchtime today to tell him she could not support ...

Election 2016. Labor can't compete with volunteer firefighters - The Australian Financial Review

Premier Daniel Andrews has gotten the politics of his dispute with Victorian volunteer firefighters spectacularly wrong with Emergency Services minister Jane Garrett threatening to quit over the stoush. Simon O'Dwyer. Jennifer Hewett. Share on twitter.

How to end this farcical fight over firefighters - The Age

The political and industrial situation surrounding the United Firefighters Union's protracted bid for a pay rise and changed conditions is complex and murky, but there is one pre-eminent principle that ought to shine through for everyone involved ...

CFA crisis: Pain looms for federal Labor in marginal, fire-affected seats - The Sydney Morning Herald

A deal between the Victorian Labor Premier and the militant firefighters' union is threatening to hamper Bill Shorten's push to win seats in his home state. SHARE; Share on Facebook SHARE · Share on Twitter TWEET; Link. PM Malcolm Turnbull has joined ...

Bendigo's career firies fire back over pay dispute - Bendigo Advertiser

Volunteer firefighters rally on Sunday over concerns Victoria's government has backed a controversial pay deal handing the United Firefighters Union veto power over their operational and resourcing decisions. See your ad here ...

Victorian firefighters dispute: The burning questions - The Age

The bitter pay dispute between the United Firefighters Union and the CFA has infuriated tens of thousands of volunteers and divided the Premier's own cabinet. Richard Willingham and Josh Gordon look at what is actually at stake. facebook SHARE ...

CFA volunteers fear 'sell out' - Mornington Peninsula News

COUNTRY Fire Authority volunteers across the Mornington Peninsula are “completely gutted” by what they see as a sell-out by the state government in enterprise bargaining negotiations between the United Firefighters' Union and the CFA. Fair Work ...

Victorian Country Fire Authority rejects firefighter pay deal - Weekly Times Now

UPDATE: CAREER firefighters will rally in Melbourne tomorrow after Victoria's Country Fire Authority officially rejected a proposed pay deal for firefighters. The CFA board met this morning and is seeking legal advice about how to proceed after it ...