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Code 2 : V35#42 LIVE FIRE CAMPUS UPDATE AND OFFICE CLOSURE

In this edition - In CA19, your union successfully negotiated an external assessment of the live fire training work to determine if they ought to receive an allowance. I am pleased to report that the independent assessment did indeed determine those working at live fire were deserving of additional remuneration. Discussions between QFRS and your union continue to ensure that the allowances recommended for the live fire trainer work are paid as soon as possible.

Code 2 : V35#41 PUBLIC HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENTS OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PERIOD

In this edition - 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.

Auxiliary Update : Auxiliary Update - 21 December 2021

In this edition - 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.

Code 2 : v35#40 SAFE CREWING TASK FORCE – REPORT PUBLISHED AND AVAILABLE TO ALL

In this edition - Following some incredibly useful input form members across the state, I am pleased to report that the Safe Crewing Task Force (SCTF) Report has been published by the QFES Commissioner. Those of you who participated in the many UFUQ forums and discussions about safe and full crewing across the state will recall this report is the opportunity to set out the UFUQ position on a range of barriers to safe and full crewing, and to use your ideas on how to put forward ways to reduce or remove those barriers.

Code 2 : v35#39 FIRST 17.5% ANNUAL LEAVE LOADING PAYMENT OCCURS THIS WEEK

In this edition - Following efforts by your union in 2019, 2020 and 2021, I am pleased to report that this week’s pay for eligible members will include the first component of the 17.5% annual leave loading.

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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