CODE 2, VOL 35, NO 38 : 24 november 2021
UFUQ LOCAL BRANCH ELECTION RESULTS
The local branch elections for all positions have now been finalised.
Please click here for the declaration of results for the contested positions.
Please click here for the declaration of results for the uncontested positions.
I would like to congratulate all members for their participation in the election process and I also congratulate the successful candidates.
John Oliver - General Secretary
Authorised by John Oliver General Secretary
United Firefighters' Union of Australia, Union of Employees QLD
v36#9 QFES IN A PANIC – TRYING TO CONTROL WHAT UFUQ CAN AND CANNOT DISPUTE!In this edition - As you will no doubt recall, on Wednesday 27 April 2022, the UFUQ notified QFES of a dispute relating to the recent flawed recruitment and selection process that completely disregarded the vital requirement for regional Assistant Commissioners to have professional firefighting qualifications and experience.
v36# 8 UFUQ MEMBERSHIP FEES WILL NOT RISE THIS YEAR!In this edition - Towards the end of each financial year, your State Committee of Management (SCM) holds discussions regarding the membership fees paid by you and your colleagues and if an adjustment is required.
v36#7 IS QFES TURNING THEIR THREE RING CIRCUS INTO A SIDESHOW ALLEY?In this edition - It has come to the attention of the UFUQ state office that QFES has been going through a process of identifying a pool of ‘meritorious’ uniformed senior officers from Fire and Rescue, along with public servants and other fake firies from the remaining parts of QFES, all of whom QFES appears to be considering are able to act in senior operational and command roles.
v36#5 UFUA requires an administrator to continue to functionIn this edition - You may have recently heard of a federal court case brought by the UFUA to appoint an administrator to run its affairs. To better understand this case and the underlying issues, you first need to know that the UFUA is not the UFUQ nor associated with the UFUQ.
v36#4 UPDATE ON CONSULTATION PROCESSES REGARDING COMMISSIONER’S CONSIDERATION OF A COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATEIn this edition - As advised on 24 January 2022, the UFUQ state office reached out to QFES shortly after Commissioner Leach emailed all staff to advise that he is considering the possibility of introducing a covid-19 vaccination mandate to confirm no decision has yet been made on the matter and to make arrangements for consultation processes with UFUQ SCM representatives.
v36#3 COMMISSIONER’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON TWO WEEK CONSULTATION PERIOD REGARDING MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATIONIn this edition - As you would no doubt be aware by now, this morning Commissioner Leach emailed all staff to advise that he is considering the possibility of introducing mandatory covid-19 vaccination for you.
v36#2 COMMISSIONER COMMITS TO MAINTAINING FIRE AND RESCUE CHAIN OF COMMANDIn this edition - Following many of you expressing your concern at the changes at DC level and who would be in control of Fire and Rescue operations in the regions (concerns shared by your state office), I have had multiple conversations with Commissioner Leach and provide the following assurances from the Commissioner.
v36#1 KPMG REVIEW OF QFES - UPDATEIn this edition - I take this opportunity to welcome all members to what will be an exciting 2022 for the UFUQ and all members.
V35#43 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEARIn this edition - There is no doubt that for so many here in Queensland and all over the world, 2021 has been a challenging year, but it is finally drawing to a close and the Christmas and New Year period is again upon us.
V35#42 LIVE FIRE CAMPUS UPDATE AND OFFICE CLOSUREIn 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.
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