In this edition - As you are no doubt aware, your union successfully obtained provisions within the new agreement for a Safe Crewing Task Force (SCTF) (clause 12 of CA19).
In this edition - You may recall that your union forced QFES to arrange an external investigation into bullying and other behaviours in the Central Region. After years of QFES ignoring the problems (or worse, regularly stating that no one was reporting any problems so there were no problems) an external investigation resulted in significant changes in the region.
In this edition - Many of you have recently completed, or are currently on deployments dealing with the fires across the state.
As a result, the new provisions of CA19 that relate to deployment conditions are applicable to you for all work completed on deployment after 6 November 2019 (the commencement date of CA19).
In this Edition - I have written to Premier Palaszczuk asking for a meeting to happen as soon as possible to discuss the experiences of UFUQ members during the current fire emergencies across the state.