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v34# 59 NEW FIRE AND RESCUE MINISTER ANNOUNCED!

In this Edition - I am pleased to report to all members that with the return of the Palaszczuk state government for the next 4 years, state parliament is to resume in late November.

v34#55 QFES ‘VISION’ TO CREATE HYBRID 4TH SERVICE SHUT DOWN

In this edition - I am aware of a secret scheme within One QFES to create a Frankenstein’s monster fourth service, combining and replacing entirely the roles of FRS (Auxiliary Firefighters), RFS and SES, into a new hybrid operational service within QFES.

v34#51 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

In this edition - In accordance with the union’s Rules, notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the United Firefighters Union of Australia, Union of Employees, Queensland will be held at the UFUQ office, 286 Montague Road, West End commencing at 9.30 am on 19th October 2020. All financial members are entitled to attend. Should you wish to attend, please advise the union office so that seating arrangements can be made.

v34#50 September 11 Attacks - A day to remember

In this edition - In 2001, after coordinated terrorist attacks on United States soil, the twin towers of the World Trade centre in lower Manhattan collapsed. As a result of the attack, 343 New York firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice.

v34#48 QUEENSLAND WAGE THEFT LEGISLATION PASSES PARLIAMENT

In this edition - The Queensland Criminal Code 1899 has for over a century included an offence for ‘stealing as a servant’. You will have seen many media reports over the years of workers being convicted of such criminal offences.

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