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.
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).
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.
In this edition - I take great pleasure in informing you that your union has won a long fought battle against the fire service for the payment of motor vehicle allowance to members in all seven regions, not just Brisbane and North Coast.
In this edition - In correspondence to the QFES Commissioner today, your union has reported our position that every dollar QFES spends on unnecessary works within QFES is a waste of Queensland’s precious financial resources.