CODE 2, VOL 31, NO 4 : 01 March 2017

Commencement of new IR Act - 1 March 2017

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.

The new Industrial Relations Act 2016 deliver on a key election commitment of the Palaszczuk Government, a commitment given to us in writing when this government was still in opposition.

The new Act goes beyond restoring what existed previously, as it also provides some new areas of benefit to firefighters and fire communication officers.

In the coming weeks I will publish some summary Code 2 topics on the new laws and how they may provide benefit to you and your colleagues.


John Oliver - General Secretary



Authorised by John Oliver General Secretary 
United Firefighters' Union of Australia, Union of Employees QLD