CODE 2, VOL 32, NO 11 : 12 april 2018

Local Branch Election Results

The local branch elections for all positions have now been finalised.

Please click here for the certificate of election.

I would like to congratulate all members for their participation in the election process and I also congratulate the successful candidates.

UFUQ submission to Federal Senate Inquiry

On 27 March 2018 the Federal Senate referred to the Senate Employment Committee an inquiry into the role of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments in addressing mental health conditions for emergency service workers.

Your union considers the role the Queensland government (and along with it QFES and Fire and Rescue as a department of the government) plays in preventing, responding to and managing mental health issues relating to our members could be significantly improved.

The UFUQ will make a submission to the inquiry, detailing the issues as we see the failures of the Queensland state government and of Fire and Rescue, and importantly, offer some ideas for improving Fire and Rescue’s capacity to prevent, or identify and manage, mental health issues in firefighting and fire communications.

I will provide a copy of our submissions once they have been completed and then keep you updated on the progress of the inquiry.

Update your details

If you have changed your address or any of your contact details, including station, rank, bank account details or personal email address, please forward your changes to [email protected] or update on our website by clicking here or contact your union office directly on 1800 816 589.

Please be aware that fire service pay office do not provide us with any of your changed details.


John Oliver – General Secretary

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