v35#32 SEPTEMBER 11 – 20TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIONS
In this edition - On September 11 2001, after coordinated terrorist attacks on United States soil, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan collapsed. As a result, more than 2500 people were killed and many thousands more were injured, including 343 fallen comrades from the New York City Fire Department who put themselves in harm’s way to protect the lives of those victims.
v35#31 KPMG REVIEW OF QFES STRUCTURE AND FUNDING – UPDATE
In this edition - You will no doubt recall that your union was pushing for an external review of QFES to examine the structure and funding of the agency, and decide if the current QFES is effective, efficient and sustainable, and if not, what options are available to the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services to make changes.
v35#30 UFUQ LOCAL BRANCH REP ELECTIONS - UPDATE
In this edition - As stated in Code 2, Volume 35, Number 28, UFUQ Rule 41 requires that elections for local branch representatives occur within six months of the SCM election declaration (the SCM results declaration was issued 4 May 2021)
v35#29 MEDIA ARTICLE GROSSLY MISREPRESENTS BLUECARD STATISTICS FOR ‘FIRIES’
In this edition - I know you’re aware that for some years your union has been working to maintain the identity and tradition of your professional firefighting roles. This includes protecting your uniform, rank, insignia, the protection of the use of the red trucks, and so much more. And it includes ensuring someone who is called a firefighter (or a firie) actually is one.
v35#28 PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ABOUT UFUQ LOCAL BRANCH REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS
In this edition - **THIS CODE 2 INCLUDES GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE UPCOMING ELECTION FOR UFUQ LOCAL BRANCHES AND DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO TAKE ANY ACTION.**
v35#27 INDEPENDENT QFES STRUCTURE REVIEW – UPDATE
In this edition - You will recall that Minister Ryan announced in December 2020 that he had called for an external and independent review of QFES to find out ‘what works, what doesn’t, and what can work better’.
v35#26 QFES/SOU 17.5% INJUNCTION – WAS IT ALL OVER BEFORE IT EVEN BEGAN?
In this edition - At 2PM on Monday 19 July 2021 I received confirmation from QFES that they have decided extend the 17.5% annual leave loading to all classifications of employees listed in Schedule 1 of CA19.