Fire Communication Officers
v35#9 QFES SENIOR MANAGEMENT AGAIN STEALING YOUR JOBS AND GIVING THEM TO PUBLIC SERVANTS.
In this edition - I am aware that the Commissioner has recently signed off on a process your union is stepping in to correct. I’ll soon have more to say on this Commissioner and his apparent lack of understanding of what an actual firefighter in an actual fire service does.
v35#8 ANZAC DAY 2021 – PUBLIC HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS
In this edition - As you have no doubt noticed over the years, the Holidays Act – 1983 (Queensland) (the Act) has various ways of dealing with public holidays when they fall on a Saturday or Sunday.
v35#7 Immediate 3 day COVID-19 lockdown affecting your region
In this edition - You’re no doubt aware that earlier this morning (MONDAY 29 March 2021), Premier Palaszczuk announced changes to the state’s COVID-19 response, and the changes affect the entire state. The changes take effect from 1700 Monday 29 March 2021.
v35# 6 UFUQ EXECUTIVE AND SCM VOTING PERIOD COMMENCES
In this edition - The voting period for the current State Executive has been opened by the Electoral Commission of Queensland (The ECQ).
v35#5 State Committee of Management Elections – Update
In this edition - The nominations for the Committee of Management positions closed on Thursday 4 March 2021.
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.
30 April 2021
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.
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.