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Code 2 : v34#58 AWARD OVERVIEW

In this edition - Late last month, I reported to you that the QIRC had issued a decision to modify your award, based on the joint application made by your union and Fire and Rescue.

Auxiliary Update : Auxiliary Update - 30 October 2020

Code 2 : v34#57 YEAH… BUT WHAT HAS THE UNION EVER DONE FOR US?

In this edition - Just in case some of you haven’t been paying attention to communications from your state office, your state committee, your branch representatives and your colleagues, here is a brief list of some of the achievements relating to your terms and conditions of employment your union (the UFUQ) have obtained for you over the past 6 years.

Code 2 : v34#56 MINISTER ANNOUNCES BIGGEST INCREASE IN FIREFIGHTER NUMBERS IN QLD HISTORY!

In this edition - For three years, your union has been working hard to obtain funding for a further increase in full-time professional firefighter numbers, including by conducting a 12 month long public campaign. I am very pleased to report that Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mr Craig Crawford has today made an announcement that the government has fully funded the recruitment of an additional 357 professional full-time firefighters in addition to the existing numbers.

Code 2 : 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.

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The United Firefighters' Union in Queensland represents Urban firefighters, both career, part-time, Scientific Officers and Communication Officers. The union is made up of members throughout the state of Queensland, as far as Thursday Island to the North and to the borders of our great state. READ MORE