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Statement from CFA CEO on Supreme Court action
The Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) has discontinued proceedings against Country Fire Authority (CFA) in the Supreme Court.
This marks the end of a legal dispute that has divided CFA and attracted significant community debate, and will allow the CFA to put the CFA/UFU Operational Enterprise Agreement to the vote of employees.
The CFA will now move forward to rebuild a stronger, unified CFA.
The CFA is committed to working collaboratively with all volunteers, including the VFBV, and career firefighters in the interests of the Victorian community.
As Victoria enters another summer fire season, it is important that all CFA members are united in their commitment to serving the community and public safety.
The CFA is prepared for the approaching summer season, and the community can expect to receive the same excellent service they have long associated with the CFA.
Quotes attributable to Ms Frances Diver, CEO of CFA
“There is a long history of CFA volunteer and career firefighters working together to keep the Victorian community safe. We are pleased that these proceedings have been discontinued, so that we can all move forward.”
“As we move into the peak fire danger period, the Victorian community can be assured that CFA will be there to deliver the services that they need. CFA’s commitment to public safety and service is absolute.”