by Richard Willingham
Originally published: July 7, 2016
Victoria's paid firefighters have been told by their union to shun an investigation into discrimination, workplace bullying and gender diversity in the state's fire services.
The Andrews government has engaged the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission to investigate the CFA and MFB following the Fire Services Review, which found a poor culture, bullying and a lack of gender diversity.
But the United Firefighters Union says the commission is biased against it, and has criticised the inclusion of volunteers in the review, a week after it called for peace between career and volunteer firefighters.