CODE 2, VOL 35, NO 15 : 10 june 2021


In June and July, your state office will be visiting a range of representative work locations across all seven regions to seek member input on Safe Crewing Task Force (SCTF) matters, including what safe and full crewing means at your specific work location, what solutions you can identify, and any other information about the issues that restrict safe and full crewing.

The schedule for these visits is as follows:

Work Location - Date/Time               

Port Douglas - 21 June (AM)
Mareeba and Atherton (combined) - 21 June (PM)

Cairns - 22 June (AM/PM)

FNR Firecom - 23 June (AM)

Charters Towers - 24 June (AM)
Townsville - 24 June (PM)                                                     

NR Firecom - 25 June (AM) 
Warwick - 1 July (PM)                                                      
Toowoomba - 7 July (AM)                                                     
Charlton - 7 July (PM)                                                         
SWR Firecom   - 7 July (PM)                                                  

Gladstone - 12 July (PM)                                                       
CR Firecom - 12 July (PM)                                                      
Yeppoon - 13 July (AM)                                                          
Rockhampton - 13 July (PM)                                                  

Airlie Beach - 14 July (PM)                                                      

Mackay - 15 July (AM/PM)                                                         

Ipswich (Bundamba) - 19 July (PM)                                     
SER Firecom - 19 July (PM)
Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise) - 20 July (AM)                        
Beenleigh - 20 July (PM)

Gympie - 20 July (AM)                                                              
Maryborough - 20 July (PM)                                                   

Coolum - 21 July (AM)                                                          
NCR Firecom - 21 July (PM)                                                  
Maroochydore - 21 July (PM)                                                

Brisbane South - 26 July (PM)   
Brisbane North - 27 July (PM)                                                              
BR Firecom - 28 July (PM)
Prior to these visits, more information will be provided to members via email including the specific times of meetings and how to provide written input to the state office if your location is not being visited, or you can’t attend any of the planned visits.

Given the amount of time it will take to work through the SCTF content, these meetings will be about SCTF matters only and will not be formal Branch meetings with a discussion about local agenda items.

The purpose of these meetings is for the state office to receive input from all members about what safe and full crewing means in all work locations.

This is about:
• having enough Firefighters and Station Officers to maintain 1+3 crewing.
• appropriately crewing specials.
• appropriately resourcing Community Safety, Firecom and other work locations.
• members being able to access required training, professional development and all forms of leave without sacrificing safe and full crewing.

Considering the above, this opportunity will also be used to seek your input on the roll out of the additional 357 Firefighter recruits and how this might assist with improving safe and full crewing.

This is an exciting time and a rare opportunity to reframe crewing and rostering, and your union is looking forward to hearing from you.

John Oliver – General Secretary

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