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Fire Communication Officers
v34#23 Application of the motor vehicle allowance directive
In this edition - The Queensland Government’s Motor Vehicle allowance directive contains an entitlement for mileage payments where a firefighter or station officer is required to work away from their normal station to relieve or perform “special duties”. This directive has long applied to members through clause 13.3 of your Award.
v34#21 - International Firefighters Day
In this Edition - As professional firefighters we dedicate our lives to protecting our communities and to looking after each other, and we take great pride in what we do.
v34#20 28 APRIL – WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY
In this edition - A day where the workers of the world pause for a second to honour those who have died at, or because of, work. Even 20 years into this new century and millennium, workers are (in preventable ways) being killed at work, with the 2020 death toll already at 63 (total as at 23 April 2020 reported by Safework Australia).
v34#19 AURION ERROR REPORTING EMAIL CHANGE
In this edition - Many of you reading this Code 2 would be among those caught up in the thousands of error corrections required every fortnight. After 6 months, the reports I am receiving are that things are getting worse not better. I have asked for some information on how many mistakes are being made, and what’s actually being done to prevent them.
v34#18 MORE AURION BLUNDERS - CHECK YOUR PAY!
In this edition - As you may remember, your union wrote to Fire and Rescue last month to formally notify them of the ongoing errors and inconsistencies in the new system that require urgent fixing:
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.