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Fire Communication Officers
v34#17 QFRS is not QFES!
In this edition - I am getting reports from UFUQ representatives across all regions of inconsistent consultation with you and your elected representatives relating to COVID19 and its effect on BAU. To be fair, I have heard of a few very good examples of consultation occurring, but also of course, we all know of some examples of total refusal to consult in areas where dinosaurs still roam.
v34#15 FIREFIGHTERS HANDING OUT FORMS AT AIRPORTS – FURTHER UPDATE
In this edition - I made the point in previous communications on this issue that things are moving quickly on COVID19 related matters and as such I wanted to inform you as soon as possible about the latest development.
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.
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.