CODE 2, VOL 32, NO 17 : 18 may 2018
Committee of Management Elections - Results
I would like to thank and congratulate all candidates for their participation in these elections. I would also like to thank previous serving delegates who have decided not to recontested positions for their contribution.
There are quite a few delegates that have held long standing positions on the union and have had a significant and positive impact on the conditions you now benefit from.
I look forward to working with you all closely over the next term.
Please find below the declared positions.
Branch Assistant Secretary
Branch Senior Vice President
Branch Junior Vice President
Branch Executive members x 3
Northern Officer Delegate
Northern Firefighter Delegate
Central Officer Delegate
Central Firefighter Delegate
South Western Region
South Western Officer Delegate
South Western Firefighter Delegate
North Coast Region
North Coast Officer Delegate
North Coast Firefighter Delegate
Brisbane Officer Delegate x 2
Brisbane Firefighter Delegate x 4
South East Region
South East Officer Delegate
South East Firefighter Delegate x 2
Far Northern Region
Far Northern Officer Delegate
Far Northern Firefighter Delegate
Vasilios (Bill) Mantgaris
Auxiliary North Delegate
Auxiliary South Delegate
Communication Officer Delegate
Senior Officer Delegate
Committee of Management - Waiver
Please note that these positions are for the Branch committee only and a waiver application will be submitted to transfer them over to the state positions.
Non-conforming building products
On Thursday 17 May 2018, Minister for Housing and Public Works Mr de Brenni tabled the 'Queensland Non-Conforming Building Products Audit Taskforce Status Report’ in the Queensland parliament.
You can find a copy of the task force status report here
Your union has had discussions with the Minister outlining our concerns about you and your colleagues facing the risk of attending a fire or other emergency at a site where non-conforming building products are present.
The Minister acknowledged the discussions with your union and the risk to you and your colleagues in his speech in Queensland Parliament, when he said ‘the safety of our built environment is paramount (and) it has become apparent that the use of some cladding materials poses a significant risk to … firefighters’.
I am pleased to report that the UFUQ has now been invited to nominate a task force member to work with the task force and the state government as this matter evolves.
There is much work to do in this area, and I will keep you informed of the progress to reduce the risk to you and your colleagues arising from non-conforming building products.
John Oliver - General Secretary
Authorised by John Oliver General Secretary
United Firefighters' Union of Australia, Union of Employees QLD