Local Managers Workshop – preparing for the Legislation Review
SESVA President Greg Cook opened the SES Local Managers workshop at Cottesloe on 9th July. In welcoming the 44 participants, of which all but the two presenters were SES volunteers. Greg highlighted the importance of taking this opportunity for consultation and discussion to develop a collaborative position before the government Green Paper is developed in relation to the consolidation of the three Emergency Service Acts.
The process being followed is one that respects the SES volunteers and their requirements into the future. Most importantly the discussion enables the sharing of information with each other so as to make the best decision on behalf of the SES volunteers.
The culmination of the workshop findings, ongoing consultation and further research into options that support a reset of the of the current legislation will empower the SESVA to represent SES volunteers in WA at this crucial juncture.
There has been a lot of positive feedback from the Local Managers who attended the workshop and they look forward to future workshops on this very important issue.