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Jane Garrett's battle with the UFU

AAP logoAAP 30/08/2016


October 2015 - Talks over the CFA pay deal break down, with Emergency Services Minister Jane Garrett labelling the United Firefighters Union demands unrealistic.

November 2015 - UFU members protest at the opening of a new fire station by Ms Garrett.

December 2015 - Ms Garrett says firefighter unionists bullied and harassed her at an event aimed at encouraging women to join the state's fire services.

April 2016 - Premier Daniel Andrews meets with UFU secretary Peter Marshall over the stalled pay deal talks.

May 2016 - The pay deal dispute heads back to the Fair Work Commission.

June 4, 2016 - It's flagged Ms Garrett could quit cabinet if the controversial pay deal is pushed through and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull weighs into the fight, urging Mr Andrews to re-think supporting the deal.

June 9, 2016 - The CFA says it will not endorse the deal because it breaches human rights law.

June 10, 2016 - Ms Garrett quits cabinet after refusing to back the premier in a dispute between the CFA and the UFU. The CFA board is sacked for refusing to endorse the deal. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria gets a Supreme Court injunction to stop the CFA from voting on the pay agreement.

June 15, 2016 - The federal government vows to block the CFA pay deal if it wins the election.

June 21, 2016 - A new CFA board and chief executive are appointed after former CEO Lucinda Nolan quits.

June 30, 2016 - CFA chief fire officer Joe Buffone also resigns.

August 5, 2016 - Mr Marshall denies allegations he threatened Ms Garrett over the CFA dispute.

August 17, 2016 - The Supreme Court rules the CFA pay deal must go to trial after the VFBV applies to suspend a vote.

August 30, 2016 - A 2015 memo leaked to the media suggests Mr Andrews was told to advise Mr Marshall to be more respectful to ministers, MPs and government staff. Ms Garrett and her staff are accused of making the leaks. Ms Garrett issues a statement saying she is filing a complaint over the way she was treated while emergency services minister.

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