Fire Communication Officers
v35#14 PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION FOR PTSI NOW LAW
In this edition - On 12 May 2021, I reported to members that the Queensland Parliament passed amendments to Queensland’s workers’ compensation laws to include presumptive legislation for PTSI for Firefighters and Fire Communications 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#10 LABOUR DAY 2021
In this edition - Monday 3 May 2021 is Labour Day and therefore a gazetted public holiday across Queensland.
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.
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.