Christmas and New Year public holidays

I wish to remind all members that the Holidays Act – Queensland 1983 provides for an ‘additional’ public holiday when Christmas Day, Boxing Day and/or New Year’s Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday.

Accordingly, the public holiday dates for the Christmas and New Year period for 2016/2017 are as follows –

Christmas Day
Sunday, 25 December 2016

Additional Public Holiday
Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Boxing Day
Monday, 26 December 2016

New Year’s Day
Sunday, 1 January 2017

Additional Public Holiday
Monday, 2 January 2017

Please be aware that the public holiday provisions and arrangements relevant to your work situation and roster will apply for each of these days.

Much like over the Christmas and New Year period for 2015/2016, there is the possibility that errors may be made by QFES and/or Queensland Shared Services (QSS) in regards to your wages for these dates.

If an error is made, in the first instance, please ensure you raise the issue with your regional HR contact as soon as possible.

If an issue remains unresolved, subsequent to contacting regional HR, please notify your local UFUQ representative for assistance.


John Oliver - General Secretary