Media Release - More Professional Firefighters across QLD
Fire Communication Officers
v35#13 PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION FOR PTSI PASSED BY PARLIAMENT
In this edition - As you would know, after many years of campaigning, in September 2015, the Palaszczuk Government passed amendments to Queensland’s workers’ compensation laws that introduced presumptive legislation for Firefighters who are diagnosed with one of 12 cancers. UFUQ members have benefited greatly from these laws. But cancers are not the only work related injuries that significantly affect UFUQ members, and since 2015 your union has been campaigning for similar presumptive legislation for PTSI.
v35#12 UFUQ SUCCEEDS IN FORCING SUSPENSION OF FBAN ROLE GIVEAWAY
In this edition - I am pleased to report that due to your union’s involvement, the switch to offering FBAN and Predictive Services roles to anyone but those with relevant experience has been halted.
v35#11 INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY
In this edition - As professional firefighters we dedicate our lives to protecting our communities and to looking after each other, and we take great pride in what we do.
v35#9 QFES SENIOR MANAGEMENT AGAIN STEALING YOUR JOBS AND GIVING THEM TO PUBLIC SERVANTS.
In this edition - I am aware that the Commissioner has recently signed off on a process your union is stepping in to correct. I’ll soon have more to say on this Commissioner and his apparent lack of understanding of what an actual firefighter in an actual fire service does.
v35#8 ANZAC DAY 2021 – PUBLIC HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS
In this edition - As you have no doubt noticed over the years, the Holidays Act – 1983 (Queensland) (the Act) has various ways of dealing with public holidays when they fall on a Saturday or Sunday.
25 May 2015
In this edition - Questions about your auxiliary award asked in parliament
23 March 2015
In this edition - Meeting with new fire and emergency minister
10 March 2015
In this Edition - Read about your union's year in 2014.
30 January 2015
"Unfair contracts" case adjourned
22 January 2015
Your union congratulates firefighters and communications officers who have been recognised for their exemplary contributions to community safety.
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.