CODE 2, VOL 29, NO 42 : 23 october 2015
Wage increase effective from 25 October 2015
The second 2015 2.2% increase arbitrated by the industrial commission is effective from 25th October 2015.
Your union has confirmed with QFES that the new rates are being processed by the shared service payroll.
John Oliver - State Secretary
v34# 24 New benefit for membersIn this edition - Great benefit for fuel discount for UFUQ members with Freedom Fuels.
v34#23 Application of the motor vehicle allowance directiveIn this edition - The Queensland Government’s Motor Vehicle allowance directive contains an entitlement for mileage payments where a firefighter or station officer is required to work away from their normal station to relieve or perform “special duties”. This directive has long applied to members through clause 13.3 of your Award.
v34#21 - International Firefighters DayIn this Edition - As professional firefighters we dedicate our lives to protecting our communities and to looking after each other, and we take great pride in what we do.
v34#20 28 APRIL – WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAYIn this edition - A day where the workers of the world pause for a second to honour those who have died at, or because of, work. Even 20 years into this new century and millennium, workers are (in preventable ways) being killed at work, with the 2020 death toll already at 63 (total as at 23 April 2020 reported by Safework Australia).
v34#19 AURION ERROR REPORTING EMAIL CHANGEIn this edition - Many of you reading this Code 2 would be among those caught up in the thousands of error corrections required every fortnight. After 6 months, the reports I am receiving are that things are getting worse not better. I have asked for some information on how many mistakes are being made, and what’s actually being done to prevent them.
v34#18 MORE AURION BLUNDERS - CHECK YOUR PAY!In this edition - As you may remember, your union wrote to Fire and Rescue last month to formally notify them of the ongoing errors and inconsistencies in the new system that require urgent fixing:
v34#17 QFRS is not QFES!In this edition - I am getting reports from UFUQ representatives across all regions of inconsistent consultation with you and your elected representatives relating to COVID19 and its effect on BAU. To be fair, I have heard of a few very good examples of consultation occurring, but also of course, we all know of some examples of total refusal to consult in areas where dinosaurs still roam.
v34#15 FIREFIGHTERS HANDING OUT FORMS AT AIRPORTS – FURTHER UPDATEIn this edition - I made the point in previous communications on this issue that things are moving quickly on COVID19 related matters and as such I wanted to inform you as soon as possible about the latest development.
v34#14 FIREFIGHTERS HANDING OUT FORMS AT AIRPORTS – IMPORTANT UPDATEIn this edition - As with all matters COVID19, things are moving quickly. I am yet to receive any contact from the Commissioner or any other representative of Fire and Rescue. This is a deliberate decision by QFES senior management to exclude your union from the discussion on this matter.
v34#13 FIRE AND RESCUE RESPONSE DURING COVID19In this edition - One very important and current example of very poor decision making in ‘One QFES’ that has not included your union (we were rung and told verbally it’s happening) was the idea to send operational firefighters to hand out forms at airports.
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