CODE 2, VOL 34, NO 38 : 13 august 2020

SAFE CREWING TASK FORCE – AFFECTED BY COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS BUT PROGRESSING

Your union and other stakeholders on the QFRS SCTF committee continue to meet monthly.

The UFUQ and other unions asked for a significant amount of baseline and background data to be provided to us and that information is all now coming through.

Once your union has assessed that data, visits to stations, communication centres and discussions with specialist roles will commence.

All on the committee have acknowledged COVID-19’s effect on the capacity to travel and meet with you and your colleagues and have also all agreed the report deadline (currently 1 July 2021) is flexible, pending agreement from committee members about there being enough time to reasonably construct content regarding the ideas and proposals to improve safe and full crewing of all stations, communication centres and specialist roles.

I’ll keep you informed as the state office industrial officers start to plan visits to your locations as soon as possible (most of you will have the opportunity to chip in before the end of 2020).

SFEST CHANGES – QFRS ENGAGEMENT WITH UFUQ COMMENCES

Many of you may have heard rumours or seen draft plans relating to the changes QFRS are considering at SFEST.

I can confirm that changes are planned, and I am also able to report that formal engagement in line with clause 14 of CA19 has commenced with your union.

We will have full disclosure of the proposals from QFRS and we will have the opportunity to be consulted, providing your union with the opportunity to affect the outcomes prior to final decisions being made.

If you have matters regarding SFEST changes you’d like to raise with your union, please email them through to [email protected] with the subject line SFEST CHANGES.

I will of course keep you updated on the work being done at SFEST.

John Oliver - General Secretary 

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