AUXILIARY UPDATE : 10 MARCH 2015
Year in Review 2014
Please click here to read about your union's year in 2014.
Become a member of UFUQ and show your support
2014 saw many new members join or re-join UFUQ. We want to continue to increase our strength in 2015.
Become a member of your union to show you are standing with your auxiliary colleagues as we continue the fight to improve your employment conditions and wages.
As a member, you also have access to the many benefits of coverage you will receive from a registered industrial organisation.
If you are already a member of UFUQ, now is the time to discuss membership of your union with your auxiliary colleagues.
Existing members who refer new members will receive a new auxiliary UFUQ t-shirt in 2015, upon the new member becoming financial (one t-shirt per year for existing members).
Your union continues to send a strong and clear message to QFES and the government about your employment conditions. We are showing them that we have the support of auxiliaries in our efforts to win fair employee conditions for you.
UFUQ needs your support now and will be there to support you should you ever need us!
Have a question or want to organise a station visit?
In 2014, UFUQ representatives visited almost 60 auxiliary stations.
No one but UFUQ can get, or is getting, to that many stations to talk to auxiliary firefighters about their individual, local station and state wide issues, not even QFES.
The plan for 2015 includes many more station visits.
Contact the state office if you would like to organise someone to discuss what the union is doing with members and potential members in a visit to your station.
Station visits can be done in person, via teleconference or via Skype.
The station visits can be done on training nights, or another night as arranged. If we haven’t seen you, we hope to see you in 2015!
Auxiliaries are represented on the state committee of management of the union and there is a standing agenda item for an auxiliary update to be given at every union executive meeting.
You can contact the state office at any time to discuss membership, or any other matter affecting your employment.
The UFUQ has an industrial officer dedicated to assisting auxiliaries with all employment related matters, so if you have a work related question, contact the state office and you will receive the appropriate assistance.