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v34#14 FIREFIGHTERS HANDING OUT FORMS AT AIRPORTS – IMPORTANT UPDATE
In this edition - As with all matters COVID19, things are moving quickly. I am yet to receive any contact from the Commissioner or any other representative of Fire and Rescue. This is a deliberate decision by QFES senior management to exclude your union from the discussion on this matter.
v34#13 FIRE AND RESCUE RESPONSE DURING COVID19
In this edition - One very important and current example of very poor decision making in ‘One QFES’ that has not included your union (we were rung and told verbally it’s happening) was the idea to send operational firefighters to hand out forms at airports.
v34#12 Aurion payroll errors and inconsistencies
In this edition - It has been around a month since QFES transitioned its entire staff onto the Aurion payroll system.
In this edition - I am sure you are all well aware of the growing concerns in Australia relating to the potential effects of the Covid19 pandemic.
v34#2 Australia Day Public Holiday 2020 – What are you entitled to?
In this edition - Australia Day (26 January) this year falls on a Sunday.
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
Auxiliary Update - 20 March 2020
On Monday 16 March 2020 the Office of Industrial Relations published Directive 01/20 – Employment Arrangements in the Event of a Health Pandemic which can be found here.
Auxiliary Update - 16 March 2020
Labour Day Cancelled.
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.