v31#30 UFUQ welcomes dedicated Fire and Rescue portfolio and new Minister

In this edition - On Monday 11 December 2017 the Premier, Ms Palaszczuk, announced that the ALP led 56th term of Queensland parliament will include a Minister dedicated solely to fire and rescue, splitting the portfolio away from police and corrective services.

v31#29 Queensland Election

In this edition - As your union did before the previous state election, we are in the process of seeking firm commitments from both the ALP and the LNP regarding the next term of state government.

v31#28 National Firefighter remembrance day

In this Edition - 10 October 2017 at 10am.

v31#27 September 11 & National Firefighter remembrance Day

In this edition - Sixteen years ago, 343 New York firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice. Firefighters continue to put themselves in harm’s way to protect the lives of others. Today, people across the world will pause and recall the events of September 11 2001 and reflect on the sacrifice those New York firefighters made.

v31#26 AGM and Audited accounts

In this edition - The annual general meeting will be held on 9 October 2017.

v31#25 CA Update

In this edition - As I have previously reported much ongoing work is being done to fully implement the changes arising from content in your new certified agreement. Please read the Code 2 for more information.

v31#24 CA16 - Update

In this edition - Update on the progress of work to provide content supporting new and varied clauses of your new certified agreement.

v31#23 CA16 – Update on progress of supporting documents and sub-content

In this edition - As I reported to you on 19 June 2017, your union is working with QFES and QSS to get all the new parts of CA16 that – a) create or modify an entitlement, and b) are already operational implemented appropriately, and in effect, including all relevant supporting procedures, forms, or otherwise.

v31#22 CA16 – Implementation update

In this edition - As you’re aware, your new certified agreement commenced on 31 May 2017.Many of the clauses in your new agreement provide for new or amended entitlements. See newsletter for more details.

v31# 21 - CA Update - Agreement certified and commenced

In this edition - After over 12 months of preparation, development, negotiation and then finally a hearing, I am happy to say that the new certified agreement covering your employment has commenced.

v31#20 CA 16 – Update: Agreement certification hearing date

In this edition - On Wednesday 24 May 2017 your union received notification from the QIRC Registry that the matter has now been listed, and will be heard before the QIRC on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

v31#19 CA update, Tax time, UFU fee increase, UFUQ Hotspot App

In this edition - As reported to you in late April, the CA16 document requires certification by the QIRC. QFES lodged the CA16 application for certification with the QIRC on Thursday 18 May 2017.

v31#18 - Bullying and harassment in Central Region – Update

In this edition - You are no doubt aware that your union recently did a survey of members in the Central Region, identifying their exposure to examples of bullying and harassment.

v31#17 Labour Day, CA16, Arthur Rogers

In this edition - On Monday your fellow union members joined with thousands of other working people across Queensland to celebrate Labour Day.

v31#16 Deployment and UFUQ helmet stickers

In this edition - Deployment conditions and the various wage claims arising from the recent deployments in response to Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

v31#15 CA16 – Update (Ballot outcome)

In this edition - I am happy to report to you that an overwhelming majority of UFUQ members voted ‘YES’ to accept the draft CA16 agreement offer put to you for review and ballot.

v31#14 CA16 – Update – Last chance to vote!

In this edition - The balloting period for the draft certified agreement will end tonight at midnight. We encourage you to take the opportunity to exercise your right to vote on the draft as currently offered.

v31#13 CA Update, Easter Holidays

In this edition - Details on CA 2016, Easter holidays, union encouragement and Commonwealth Games.

v31#12 Certified Agreement update 2016

In this edition - I am pleased to report that the new workplace agreement to cover your employment has now reached the stage where you will be able to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to adopt the offer from QFES.

v31#11 Easter Public Holidays

In this edition - I wish to remind all members of the amendment to the Holidays Act 1983 (the Act) passed by Parliament on 1 December 2016.