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Code 2 : v34#34 IT IS TIME FOR PSBA TO BE DISMANTLED & ALL SERVICES RETURNED TO QFRS & QPS

In this edition - QFRS dedicated functions such as workshops, fleet, uniforms, and some other important administrative functions MUST come back to QFRS. I have again this week informed the Commissioner and the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services of your union’s clear position on the failed PSBA model that is well past its use by date.

Code 2 : v34#33 QFRS to transition back from GWN to wideband analogue ASAP

In this edition - I am pleased to finally be able to officially report that the protracted negotiations between your union, QFRS and the state government have finally resulted in an agreement between your union and QFRS that for those working in GWN coverage, QFRS fireground communications will commence transitioning back to wideband analogue.

Code 2 : v34#32 QFRS Commissioner commits to full budget for Fire and Rescue!

In this edition - You will recall in a recent Code 2 (V34#28 dated 09 July 2020) I reported that your union had written to the Commissioner asking how QFES intends to stop wasting money that needs to be directed towards firefighters, fire trucks and fire stations and fire communication centres.

Code 2 : v34#31 UFUQ CONTINUES CAMPAIGN FOR PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES

In this edition - As you would know, after many years of campaigning, in September 2015, the Palaszczuk Government passed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) that resulted in the introduction of presumptive legislation for firefighters who are diagnosed with one of 12 ‘specified diseases’ (cancers).

Code 2 : v34#30 CLAIMING MOTOR VEHICLE ALLOWANCE AND BACKPAY

In this edition: The following information is for members in South East, Central, Northern, Far Northern and South Western regions. Members in Brisbane and North Coast regions are already receiving this entitlement, and can disregard this newsletter.
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The United Firefighters' Union in Queensland represents Urban firefighters, both career, part-time, Scientific Officers and Communication Officers. The union is made up of members throughout the state of Queensland, as far as Thursday Island to the North and to the borders of our great state. READ MORE