CODE 2, VOL 31, NO 11 : 06 april 2017

Easter public holidays

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

The Act now prescribes ‘Easter Sunday’ as a public holiday.

Accordingly, the public holiday dates for the Easter period for 2017 are as follows –

Good Friday
Friday, 14 April 2017

The day after Good Friday (Easter Saturday)
Saturday, 15 April 2017

Easter Sunday
Sunday, 16 April 2017

Easter Monday
Monday, 17 April 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.

As always, 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.

If seeking assistance please ensure you provide your local UFUQ representative with the appropriate evidence for your claim, including the reasons provided to you by HR (preferably in writing) as to why your claim has not been accepted.


John Oliver - General Secretary



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