Fire Communication Officers
v36#2 COMMISSIONER COMMITS TO MAINTAINING FIRE AND RESCUE CHAIN OF COMMAND
In this edition - Following many of you expressing your concern at the changes at DC level and who would be in control of Fire and Rescue operations in the regions (concerns shared by your state office), I have had multiple conversations with Commissioner Leach and provide the following assurances from the Commissioner.
v36#1 KPMG REVIEW OF QFES - UPDATE
In this edition - I take this opportunity to welcome all members to what will be an exciting 2022 for the UFUQ and all members.
V35#43 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
In this edition - There is no doubt that for so many here in Queensland and all over the world, 2021 has been a challenging year, but it is finally drawing to a close and the Christmas and New Year period is again upon us.
V35#42 LIVE FIRE CAMPUS UPDATE AND OFFICE CLOSURE
In this edition - In CA19, your union successfully negotiated an external assessment of the live fire training work to determine if they ought to receive an allowance. I am pleased to report that the independent assessment did indeed determine those working at live fire were deserving of additional remuneration. Discussions between QFRS and your union continue to ensure that the allowances recommended for the live fire trainer work are paid as soon as possible.
V35#41 PUBLIC HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENTS OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PERIOD
In this edition - It would not be the Christmas and New Year period without some confusion regarding what members are entitled to claim on the many public holidays across the period.
v35#40 SAFE CREWING TASK FORCE – REPORT PUBLISHED AND AVAILABLE TO ALL
In this edition - Following some incredibly useful input form members across the state, I am pleased to report that the Safe Crewing Task Force (SCTF) Report has been published by the QFES Commissioner. Those of you who participated in the many UFUQ forums and discussions about safe and full crewing across the state will recall this report is the opportunity to set out the UFUQ position on a range of barriers to safe and full crewing, and to use your ideas on how to put forward ways to reduce or remove those barriers.
v35#39 FIRST 17.5% ANNUAL LEAVE LOADING PAYMENT OCCURS THIS WEEK
In this edition - Following efforts by your union in 2019, 2020 and 2021, I am pleased to report that this week’s pay for eligible members will include the first component of the 17.5% annual leave loading.
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.
Auxiliary Update - 18 February 2020
QSuper factsheet - Income protection for auxiliary firefighters 2
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.