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CFA in crisis weeks before fire danger period begins

Monday 23 September 2019

 

CFA in crisis weeks before fire danger period begins

A leaked copy of the CFA’s Annual Report shows that under Daniel Andrews wages have blown out by $100 million and volunteer numbers are the lowest since 2006.

The report highlights the chaos gripping the CFA under Daniel Andrews and Labor with only 38% of current staff backing senior management’s efforts to provide clear strategy and direction for the organisation.

A further three out of 10 staff did not plan to stay at the CFA and only 59% were satisfied with their jobs, and a disturbing 22% of CFA employees were experiencing bullying.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Brad Battin:

“Daniel Andrews’ war on CFA volunteers has left Victoria with its lowest level of volunteer firefighters in over a decade, with volunteer numbers dropping to just 34,380, which is 5,000 short of the CFA’s own volunteer target.

Despite experts warning that during the upcoming fire season parts of Victoria face the most dangerous conditions in years, Daniel Andrews has left the CFA in absolute chaos, placing the lives and property of Victorians at risk.

For 5 years Daniel Andrews has been at war with the CFA and the cost war is now clear, over $100 million in cost blowouts and fewer volunteers to protect the community.”

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