Fire Communication Officers
v35#28 PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ABOUT UFUQ LOCAL BRANCH REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS
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.**
v35#27 INDEPENDENT QFES STRUCTURE REVIEW – UPDATE
In this edition - You will recall that Minister Ryan announced in December 2020 that he had called for an external and independent review of QFES to find out ‘what works, what doesn’t, and what can work better’.
v35#26 QFES/SOU 17.5% INJUNCTION – WAS IT ALL OVER BEFORE IT EVEN BEGAN?
In this edition - At 2PM on Monday 19 July 2021 I received confirmation from QFES that they have decided extend the 17.5% annual leave loading to all classifications of employees listed in Schedule 1 of CA19.
v35#25 QFES/SOU 17.5% INJUNCTION – SOME RELEVANT INFORMATION
In this edition - I wanted to keep you informed and updated on the QFES/SOU QIRC matter because I am aware of discussions happening at your work locations. However, based on legal advice, I can only talk a bit more about how we got to where we are.
v35#24 RECRUIT ‘OPERATIONAL FOCUSED ABILITIES TEST’ – STANDARDS AGREED TO FOR NEXT 5 YEARS
In this edition - For some years, your union has been working to repair your confidence in operational firefighter recruitment.
v35#23 QFES/SOU 17.5% - WHAT IS THE SOU QIRC APPLICATION ALL ABOUT?
In this edition - It has been reported to me that SOU members are either possibly deliberately or probably accidentally creating confusion throughout the regions about the subject matter of their union’s application to the QIRC.
v35# 22 QFES/SOU 17.5% CASE – UPDATE
In this edition - Following on from Code 2’s dated 2 and 5 July 2021, I can provide the following brief update on the progress of the QFES and SOU case against eligible members obtaining the 17.5% loading on their annual leave, as provided for by the state government last October.
Auxiliary Update - 06 September 2021
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.
Auxiliary Update - 3 September 2021
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.
30 April 2021
14 January 2021
In 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
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.