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
v31#32 Christmas and New YearIn this edition - On behalf of the UFUQ, I wish every member a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. I look forward to working with you all in 2018.
v31#30 UFUQ welcomes dedicated Fire and Rescue portfolio and new MinisterIn 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 ElectionIn 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 dayIn this Edition - 10 October 2017 at 10am.
v31#27 September 11 & National Firefighter remembrance DayIn 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 accountsIn this edition - The annual general meeting will be held on 9 October 2017.
v31#17 Labour Day, CA16, Arthur RogersIn this edition - On Monday your fellow union members joined with thousands of other working people across Queensland to celebrate Labour Day.
v31#11 Easter Public HolidaysIn 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#9 Deployment in response to Cyclone DebbieIn 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#6 Chief Fire Officer to head dedicated Fire and Rescue Service in new structureIn 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.
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