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.

v31#10 Certified Agreement update 2016

In this edition - I can now report that your union and Fire and Rescue have agreed that the review period will end at midnight Friday 7 April 2017.

v31#9 Deployment in response to Cyclone Debbie

In this edition - As Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie swings towards the south-east, I'd like to offer my best wishes to all members and their families in the path of the storm and to those working on rescue and recovery, and particularly to those on deployment I say on behalf of all UFUQ members that we hope that you return home safe.

v31#7 Certified Agreement 2016 - Update

In this edition - I am pleased to report that the certified agreement to replace your current 2013 Determination has moved through the approvals phase and has been prepared to be published to you for a review of the offer.

v31#6 Chief Fire Officer to head dedicated Fire and Rescue Service in new structure

In this edition - Your union has been working to correct many of the disastrous changes forced upon your employment when the Newman led Queensland government allowed QFRS to be chopped up, put back together, pulled apart and stuck back together like some sort of Frankenstein's monster.

v31 No 4 - Commencement of new IR Act - 1 March 2017

In this edition - New industrial relations laws that undo the worst excesses of the previous state government under Campbell Newman and restore fairness to you and your colleagues take effect from today.

v31#3 Response times

In this edition - Response times, Update on QFES restructure, Update on FireCom 'Gate 3', Station Officer Joe Ryan AFSM

v31#2 CA16 Update

In this edition - As I reported recently, the new certified agreement to cover professional firefighters and fire communication officers is progressing well.

v31#1 QFES restructure and Certified agreement update

In this edition - Update on restructure and certified agreement.