The Senate is holding an inquiry into the provisions of the Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016.
The proposed legislation is poorly drafted and dangerous.
It provides no insight as to which emergency services would be covered by its operation and affords volunteers or aggrieved third parties the ability to interfere in the making of enterprise agreements which do not impact them.
The Union knows that volunteers within Ambulance Victoria do a fantastic job and strongly believes that the proposed legislation is completely unnecessary.
Please see the AEAV’s submission to the inquiry on the Bill which can be downloaded via the link below. The Union will hopefully be afforded the opportunity to appear at one of the public hearings.
Amanda Kaczmarek, Industrial Officer
p: (03) 9235 7665