AUXILIARY UPDATE : 16 March 2020
Labour Day events cancelled
On Friday, prior to the Federal Government’s advice regarding mass gatherings, the Queensland Council of Unions made the decision to cancel all Labour Day events for 2020.
This decision was made in the interest of the health and safety of all union members, and our families and communities, and it was supported by your union.
John Oliver - General Secretary
Authorised by John Oliver General Secretary
United Firefighters' Union of Australia, Union of Employees QLD
12 April 2022In this edition - With the Easter period, ANZAC Day and Labour Day almost upon us, I provide the following to UFUQ members to clear up any confusion that may exist regarding what you are entitled to claim on the many upcoming public holidays.
AUXILIARY FIREFIGHTER DEPLOYMENT CONDITIONS
Auxiliary Update - 21 December 2021In 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.
Auxiliary Update - 06 September 2021In 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.
Auxiliary Update - 3 September 2021In 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.
30 April 2021
14 January 2021In this edition - As you will recall, in the period 16 March 2020 to 14 May 2020, QFRS instructed all auxiliary firefighters not to attend training nights due to mandatory shutdowns related to control of COVID-19.
Auxiliary Update - 30 October 2020
Auxiliary Update - 31 August 2020In this edition - You will recall that your award provides for wage rises each year in line with the Queensland QIRC State Wage Case Decision.
Auxiliary Update - 28 August 2020In this edition - As you would be aware, Fire and Rescue are making plans to transition the Auxiliary workforce onto a new communications system that will rely on mobile phones, instead of pagers.
Auxiliary Update - 13 August 2020
Auxiliary Update - 20 March 2020On 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 2020Labour Day Cancelled.
Auxiliary Update - 18 February 2020
Auxiliary Update - 18 November 2019
Auxiliary Update - 12 November 2019
Auxiliary Update - 9 October 2019
Auxiliary Update 10 September 2018Wage Rise for all auxiliary firefighters from 1 September 2018
Auxiliary Update 10 April 2018
Auxiliary Update 15 March 2018Elections - Get involved!
Auxiliary Update 15 February 2018
Auxiliary Update 12 January 2018
Auxiliary Update 1 June 2017
Auxiliary update - 29 May 2017
Auxiliary Update 24 May 2017Retention Allowance Dispute – update
Auxiliary Update 19 May 2017I 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
Auxiliary Update 14 February 2017In this Edition - Retention Allowance dispute and other important issues
Auxiliary Update 7 December 2016In this edition - Minimum payment for Christmas and New Year public holidays
5 July 2016In this edition - QFES commence auxiliary firefigher (closed merit) recruitment process
29 June 2016In this edition - Good News and Bad News for Auxiliaries
12 April 2016In this edition - Update for auxiliary members regarding the deed of agreement to remove temporary firefighters in Qld
5 January 2016In this edition - Boxing Day 2015 - Extra Public Holiday
Happy New Year
24 November 2015In this edition : QIRC Auxiliary Award Decision Released
20 November 2015In this edition - Auxiliary Award - Happy New Year! The Auxiliary Firefighters' Award - State 2016 commences 1 January 2016
23 October 2015In this edition - Wage increase
25 September 2015In this edition - 3 years since your union made application to the Industrial Commission, wage increase, Presumptive Legislation, UFUQ delegates, station visits.
26 August 2015In this edition - Auxiliary award update, pay increase in October, union delegate and station meetings.
25 May 2015In this edition - Questions about your auxiliary award asked in parliament
23 March 2015In this edition - Meeting with new fire and emergency minister
10 March 2015In this Edition - Read about your union's year in 2014.
30 January 2015"Unfair contracts" case adjourned
22 January 2015Your union congratulates firefighters and communications officers who have been recognised for their exemplary contributions to community safety.
15 January 2015Fire service appeals against the QIRC decision to refuse their ‘strike out’ application of our ‘unfair contracts’ matter
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