In this edition - A day where the workers of the world pause for a second to honour those who have died at, or because of, work. Even 20 years into this new century and millennium, workers are (in preventable ways) being killed at work, with the 2020 death toll already at 63 (total as at 23 April 2020 reported by Safework Australia).
In this edition - Many of you reading this Code 2 would be among those caught up in the thousands of error corrections required every fortnight. After 6 months, the reports I am receiving are that things are getting worse not better. I have asked for some information on how many mistakes are being made, and what’s actually being done to prevent them.
In this edition - As you may remember, your union wrote to Fire and Rescue last month to formally notify them of the ongoing errors and inconsistencies in the new system that require urgent fixing:
In this edition - I am getting reports from UFUQ representatives across all regions of inconsistent consultation with you and your elected representatives relating to COVID19 and its effect on BAU. To be fair, I have heard of a few very good examples of consultation occurring, but also of course, we all know of some examples of total refusal to consult in areas where dinosaurs still roam.
In this edition - On the morning of Thursday 2 April 2020 Queensland's Premier Ms Palaszczuk announced on live TV a 'wage freeze', stating -