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UFU calls on Labor to repay firefighters for helping the party win the election

The United Firefighters Union has called on the Labor government to repay firefighters for helping the party come to power.

In a statement on the UFU website, union boss Peter Marshall says the Andrews government has failed to deliver pre-election and post-election commitments.

He says the Union is extremely disappointed, given the time and effort given by off-duty firefighters in assisting in the last state election campaign.

The release goes on to urge all off-duty members to attend a rally on January 19 at Trades Hall.

The Herald Sun reports Mr Marshall has also called for the government and Country Fire Authority to bankroll the Union’s Operations.

The paper claims he accused Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria of acting like an ‘industrial organisation’ and says the union deserves the same level of public funding.

Opposition leader Matthew Guy said the Premier owed taxpayers an explanation, given he has denied making such deals.

‘What did he promise these people before the election?’ Mr Guy told Tony Jones.

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