Media Release - More Professional Firefighters across QLD
In this edition - I have received multiple reports of members being placed on, or being threatened with being placed on, a PADP (the planned adminstrivial way to manage your performance). Fire and Rescue are far from negotiating any agreed potential use of the PADP process for operational Fire and Rescue staff with your union.
v33#4 Victorian CFA acknowledge digital network failure, revert to analogue
In this edition - Similar to the rollout of the GWN (digital radio network) in Queensland some years ago, a digital network is currently being rolled out across Victoria for the MFB and the CFA. In January 2019, it was identified that a lack of coverage inside many buildings and lack of coverage in certain open areas was affecting digital radio communications and therefore putting the safety of firefighters at risk.
v33#3 Radios / Communications Taskforce set up in response to UFUQ survey into GWN / Radio problems
In this edition - As I reported to you in early December 2018, your union presented the results of a survey of UFUQ members working in the GWN network area to Commissioner Carroll. I thank the Commissioner for promptly establishing a 'Radio / Communications Taskforce' once the voices of those affected were reported to her.
v33#2 - 25th Anniversary – Southport Honda In memory of Sub-Station Officer Herbie Fennell and Firefighter Noel Watson
In this edition - This 11th of February 2019 will mark the 25th anniversary of the fire at Southport Honda where Sub-Station Officer Herbie Fennell and Firefighter Noel Watson were killed in the line of duty.
v32#33 Christmas and New Year
In this edition - Christmas and New Year public holidays
Auxiliary Update 1 June 2017
Auxiliary update - 29 May 2017
Auxiliary Update 24 May 2017
Retention Allowance Dispute – update
Auxiliary Update 19 May 2017
I am pleased to report that on Saturday 1 July 2017 some of the award payments you are eligible to receive (penalties that apply to your work) are again phased up. The phasing in of these penalty amounts was agreed between your union and QFES and the state government.
Auxiliary Update 12 April 2017
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.