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Fire Communication Officers
v35#4 UPDATE: FURTHER PROGRESS TOWARDS PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION FOR PTSI
In this edition - As you will recall, on 14 December 2020, I provided an update to members on the progress of the Bill currently before the Queensland Parliament that proposes to modify Queensland’s workers compensation laws to include presumptive legislation for Post-traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI).
v35#3 UFUQ STATE EXECUTIVE AND STATE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
In this edition - The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has determined the dates for the elections for the Executive and Committee of Management positions of the United Firefighters’ Union of Australia, Union of Employees, Queensland.
Code 2 V35 #1 CLARIFICATION OF PUBLIC HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENTS
It would not be the Christmas and New Year period without some confusion regarding what members are entitled to claim on the many public holidays across the period. As a reminder, the relevant public holidays were –
v34#67 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
In this edition - There is no doubt that for so many here in Queensland and all over the world, 2020 has been a challenging year, but it is drawing to a close and the Christmas and New Year period is again upon us.
v34#65 MINISTER RYAN CALLS FOR REVIEW OF QFES: WANTS TO KNOW ‘WHAT WORKS’ AND ‘WHAT DOESN’T’
In this edition - You will be well aware that your state UFUQ has long held the position that the way QFES is structured doesn’t work. I also think that the current levy collection and allocation process doesn’t work, and also that the legislation to support your role as professional and auxiliary firefighters and fire communication officers doesn’t work.
14 January 2021
In this edition - As you will recall, in the period 16 March 2020 to 14 May 2020, QFRS instructed all auxiliary firefighters not to attend training nights due to mandatory shutdowns related to control of COVID-19.
Auxiliary Update - 30 October 2020
Auxiliary Update - 31 August 2020
In this edition - You will recall that your award provides for wage rises each year in line with the Queensland QIRC State Wage Case Decision.
Auxiliary Update - 28 August 2020
In this edition - As you would be aware, Fire and Rescue are making plans to transition the Auxiliary workforce onto a new communications system that will rely on mobile phones, instead of pagers.
Auxiliary Update - 13 August 2020
v1#1 Hazard alert: air-conditioning ducts with steel wire frame
In this edition - I wish to inform all members of a significant health and safety hazard associated with BA operations when attending structural fires.