In this edition - You will be well aware that your state UFUQ has long held the position that the way QFES is structured doesn’t work. I also think that the current levy collection and allocation process doesn’t work, and also that the legislation to support your role as professional and auxiliary firefighters and fire communication officers doesn’t work.
In this edition - As you will recall, in August 2020, a Bill to modify Queensland’s workers’ compensation laws to include presumptive legislation for Post-traumatic Stress Injury was introduced to state parliament and referred to a parliamentary committee for consideration.
In this edition - While the UFUQ state office remains open year round for contacts regarding industrial matters, please be advised that administration staff will be on annual leave from Wednesday 23 December 2020 until Tuesday 5 January 2021.
In this edition - I am aware that under Cr Leach (and signed off by all sorts of people who should know better, or who do know better, and think they’re getting away with it) there is currently an explosion of attempts by certain senior One QFES managers to obtain dual classification of roles that were, are, or ought to be, purely Fire and Rescue professional firefighter classification.
In this edition - I am pleased to report that the 2020-2021 budget handed down by the Queensland Treasurer on 1 December 2020 provides guaranteed funds for the announcements made prior to the Queensland state election in October 2020.