Great Alpine Road, near Bruthen. 10/01/07

Labor sells out CFA volunteers

Daniel Andrews has once again bowed to demands from the United Firefighters Union (UFU), giving the union the power to decide who will be seconded from Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) to the CFA and the uniforms they will wear.

FRV staff seconded to the CFA will now wear the FRV uniform and not the CFA uniform.

CFA volunteers have fought against these changes but Labor has once again ignored their concerns and appeased UFU boss, Peter Marshall.

It’s clear Daniel Andrews and Labor don’t simply understand the importance of CFA uniform and the what it represents.

Our hardworking, dedicated CFA volunteers deserve better than being shown such disrespect.

Daniel Andrews has lost the confidence of Victorians to govern our state and his destructive fire services changes are placing lives and property at risk.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Nick Wakeling:

“This decision is a slap in the face to our dedicated, passionate CFA volunteers across Victoria.

“Daniel Andrews’ war on the CFA continues unabated and it is community safety and CFA volunteers that continue to suffer.

“Why does Daniel Andrews always pander to his mates at the firefighters union at the expense of CFA volunteers?

“Labor’s destructive fire service changes are risking the safety of the Victorian community.

“Only the Liberal Nationals will stand up for Victoria’s CFA volunteers and return the CFA to being an independent, volunteer-based, autonomous fire service.”

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