In this edition - While the UFUQ state office remains open year round for contacts regarding industrial matters, please be advised that administration staff will be on annual leave from Wednesday 23 December 2020 until Tuesday 5 January 2021.
In this edition - I am aware that under Cr Leach (and signed off by all sorts of people who should know better, or who do know better, and think they’re getting away with it) there is currently an explosion of attempts by certain senior One QFES managers to obtain dual classification of roles that were, are, or ought to be, purely Fire and Rescue professional firefighter classification.
In this edition - I am pleased to report that the 2020-2021 budget handed down by the Queensland Treasurer on 1 December 2020 provides guaranteed funds for the announcements made prior to the Queensland state election in October 2020.
In this edition - You will recall that in correspondence to you in Code 2’s and emails prior to state election on 31 October 2020, I reported that your union had successfully obtained funding from the Palaszczuk government for a return of your 17.5% annual leave loading, payable to all.
Further to the Fire Communications Update published on 6 November 2020, regarding the implementation of Firecom roster principles and the commencement of the CA19 part-time employment conditions, I am pleased to report the following update to members –