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v34#31 UFUQ CONTINUES CAMPAIGN FOR PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES
In this edition - As you would know, after many years of campaigning, in September 2015, the Palaszczuk Government passed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) that resulted in the introduction of presumptive legislation for firefighters who are diagnosed with one of 12 ‘specified diseases’ (cancers).
v34#27 GPS DASHCAM AND AUDIO RECORDING IN APPLIANCES – UPDATE
In this edition - Following on from my recent Code 2 about the installation of video and audio recording devices in appliances (and ERV’s), I can provide the following update.
v34#26 SWITCH OFF ALL DASHCAM AND AUDIO RECORDING NOW!
In this edition - QFRS appears to have quietly installed dashcam video (always on) and the ability to secretly record in-cab discussions (always on) in the GPS trackers in new appliances appearing at stations now.
v34# 24 New benefit for members
In this edition - Great benefit for fuel discount for UFUQ members with Freedom Fuels.
v34#23 Application of the motor vehicle allowance directive
In this edition - The Queensland Government’s Motor Vehicle allowance directive contains an entitlement for mileage payments where a firefighter or station officer is required to work away from their normal station to relieve or perform “special duties”. This directive has long applied to members through clause 13.3 of your Award.
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
Auxiliary Update 14 February 2017
In this Edition - Retention Allowance dispute and other important issues
Auxiliary Update 7 December 2016
In this edition - Minimum payment for Christmas and New Year public holidays
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.