v36#9 QFES IN A PANIC – TRYING TO CONTROL WHAT UFUQ CAN AND CANNOT DISPUTE!
In this edition - As you will no doubt recall, on Wednesday 27 April 2022, the UFUQ notified QFES of a dispute relating to the recent flawed recruitment and selection process that completely disregarded the vital requirement for regional Assistant Commissioners to have professional firefighting qualifications and experience.
v36# 8 UFUQ MEMBERSHIP FEES WILL NOT RISE THIS YEAR!
In this edition - Towards the end of each financial year, your State Committee of Management (SCM) holds discussions regarding the membership fees paid by you and your colleagues and if an adjustment is required.
v36#7 IS QFES TURNING THEIR THREE RING CIRCUS INTO A SIDESHOW ALLEY?
In this edition - It has come to the attention of the UFUQ state office that QFES has been going through a process of identifying a pool of ‘meritorious’ uniformed senior officers from Fire and Rescue, along with public servants and other fake firies from the remaining parts of QFES, all of whom QFES appears to be considering are able to act in senior operational and command roles.
v36#6 PUBLIC HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENTS FOR EASTER, ANZAC DAY AND LABOUR DAY
In this edition - With the Easter period, ANZAC Day and Labour Day almost upon us, I provide the following to UFUQ members to clear up any confusion that may exist regarding what you are entitled to claim on the many upcoming public holidays.
v36#5 UFUA requires an administrator to continue to function
In this edition - You may have recently heard of a federal court case brought by the UFUA to appoint an administrator to run its affairs.
To better understand this case and the underlying issues, you first need to know that the UFUA is not the UFUQ nor associated with the UFUQ.
v36#4 UPDATE ON CONSULTATION PROCESSES REGARDING COMMISSIONER’S CONSIDERATION OF A COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE
In this edition - As advised on 24 January 2022, the UFUQ state office reached out to QFES shortly after Commissioner Leach emailed all staff to advise that he is considering the possibility of introducing a covid-19 vaccination mandate to confirm no decision has yet been made on the matter and to make arrangements for consultation processes with UFUQ SCM representatives.
v36#3 COMMISSIONER’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON TWO WEEK CONSULTATION PERIOD REGARDING MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION
In this edition - As you would no doubt be aware by now, this morning Commissioner Leach emailed all staff to advise that he is considering the possibility of introducing mandatory covid-19 vaccination for you.
v36#2 COMMISSIONER COMMITS TO MAINTAINING FIRE AND RESCUE CHAIN OF COMMAND
In this edition - Following many of you expressing your concern at the changes at DC level and who would be in control of Fire and Rescue operations in the regions (concerns shared by your state office), I have had multiple conversations with Commissioner Leach and provide the following assurances from the Commissioner.
v36#1 KPMG REVIEW OF QFES - UPDATE
In this edition - I take this opportunity to welcome all members to what will be an exciting 2022 for the UFUQ and all members.
V35#43 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
In this edition - There is no doubt that for so many here in Queensland and all over the world, 2021 has been a challenging year, but it is finally drawing to a close and the Christmas and New Year period is again upon us.