Fire Communication Officers
v35#7 Immediate 3 day COVID-19 lockdown affecting your region
In this edition - You’re no doubt aware that earlier this morning (MONDAY 29 March 2021), Premier Palaszczuk announced changes to the state’s COVID-19 response, and the changes affect the entire state. The changes take effect from 1700 Monday 29 March 2021.
v35# 6 UFUQ EXECUTIVE AND SCM VOTING PERIOD COMMENCES
In this edition - The voting period for the current State Executive has been opened by the Electoral Commission of Queensland (The ECQ).
v35#5 State Committee of Management Elections – Update
In this edition - The nominations for the Committee of Management positions closed on Thursday 4 March 2021.
v35#4 UPDATE: FURTHER PROGRESS TOWARDS PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION FOR PTSI
In this edition - As you will recall, on 14 December 2020, I provided an update to members on the progress of the Bill currently before the Queensland Parliament that proposes to modify Queensland’s workers compensation laws to include presumptive legislation for Post-traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI).
v35#3 UFUQ STATE EXECUTIVE AND STATE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
In this edition - The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has determined the dates for the elections for the Executive and Committee of Management positions of the United Firefighters’ Union of Australia, Union of Employees, Queensland.
v35#2 FATIGUE BREAK AFTER OVERTIME
In this edition - This is important information for firefighters, station officers and fire communications officers on the 10/14 continuous shift roster.
V35 #1 CLARIFICATION OF PUBLIC HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENTS
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. As a reminder, the relevant public holidays were –
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.