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Code 2 : v34#42 CONSENT AWARD VARIATION FILED

In this edition - Over the last year, your union has worked very closely with Fire and Rescue to draft variations to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Employees Award – State 2016 (your award).

Auxiliary Update : Auxiliary Update - 28 August 2020

In this edition - As you would be aware, Fire and Rescue are making plans to transition the Auxiliary workforce onto a new communications system that will rely on mobile phones, instead of pagers.

Code 2 : v34#41 UPDATE ON SO/SOSO DISPUTE: SER ONLY

In this edition - I reported to you on 24 August that we have managed to resolve one of the disputes we raised regarding the SO/SOSO recruitment process. The outstanding dispute relates to Fire and Rescue’s decision to run concurrent SO and SOSO recruitment processes in SER, how this decision is playing out, and what this means on a broader scale.

Code 2 : v34#40 UPDATE ON SO RECRUITMENT “CONTRACTING OUT” DISPUTE

In this edition - On 12 August 2020 your union commenced two disputes with Fire and Rescue regarding their decision to contract out various recruitment and selection services to an external recruitment agency, and the way that resulted in interviews being conducted in South East Region (SER).

Code 2 : v34#39 UFUQ COMMENCES DISPUTE REGARDING THE OUTSOURCING OF RECRUITMENT SERVICES

In this edition - As we reported earlier this week, Fire and Rescue have recently decided to contract out a range of recruitment services that were previously provided in house, to a private recruitment consultancy.

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The United Firefighters' Union in Queensland represents Urban firefighters, both career, part-time, Scientific Officers and Communication Officers. The union is made up of members throughout the state of Queensland, as far as Thursday Island to the North and to the borders of our great state. READ MORE