In this edition - You will no doubt recall that your union was pushing for an external review of QFES to examine the structure and funding of the agency, and decide if the current QFES is effective, efficient and sustainable, and if not, what options are available to the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services to make changes.
In this edition - On 30 August 2021, following submissions on your behalf by your union through the Queensland Council of Unions (who present the combined formal position of all unions), the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (the QIRC) handed down it’s 2021 State Wage Case Decision.
In this edition - As stated in Code 2, Volume 35, Number 28, UFUQ Rule 41 requires that elections for local branch representatives occur within six months of the SCM election declaration (the SCM results declaration was issued 4 May 2021)
In this edition - I know you’re aware that for some years your union has been working to maintain the identity and tradition of your professional firefighting roles. This includes protecting your uniform, rank, insignia, the protection of the use of the red trucks, and so much more. And it includes ensuring someone who is called a firefighter (or a firie) actually is one.
In this edition - **THIS CODE 2 INCLUDES GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE UPCOMING ELECTION FOR UFUQ LOCAL BRANCHES AND DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO TAKE ANY ACTION.**