Fire Communication Officers
v35#10 LABOUR DAY 2021
In this edition - Monday 3 May 2021 is Labour Day and therefore a gazetted public holiday across Queensland.
v35#9 QFES SENIOR MANAGEMENT AGAIN STEALING YOUR JOBS AND GIVING THEM TO PUBLIC SERVANTS.
In this edition - I am aware that the Commissioner has recently signed off on a process your union is stepping in to correct. I’ll soon have more to say on this Commissioner and his apparent lack of understanding of what an actual firefighter in an actual fire service does.
v35#8 ANZAC DAY 2021 – PUBLIC HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS
In this edition - As you have no doubt noticed over the years, the Holidays Act – 1983 (Queensland) (the Act) has various ways of dealing with public holidays when they fall on a Saturday or Sunday.
v35#7 Immediate 3 day COVID-19 lockdown affecting your region
In this edition - You’re no doubt aware that earlier this morning (MONDAY 29 March 2021), Premier Palaszczuk announced changes to the state’s COVID-19 response, and the changes affect the entire state. The changes take effect from 1700 Monday 29 March 2021.
v35# 6 UFUQ EXECUTIVE AND SCM VOTING PERIOD COMMENCES
In this edition - The voting period for the current State Executive has been opened by the Electoral Commission of Queensland (The ECQ).
v35#5 State Committee of Management Elections – Update
In this edition - The nominations for the Committee of Management positions closed on Thursday 4 March 2021.
v35#4 UPDATE: FURTHER PROGRESS TOWARDS PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION FOR PTSI
In this edition - As you will recall, on 14 December 2020, I provided an update to members on the progress of the Bill currently before the Queensland Parliament that proposes to modify Queensland’s workers compensation laws to include presumptive legislation for Post-traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI).
12 April 2022
In this edition - With the Easter period, ANZAC Day and Labour Day almost upon us, I provide the following to UFUQ members to clear up any confusion that may exist regarding what you are entitled to claim on the many upcoming public holidays.
AUXILIARY FIREFIGHTER DEPLOYMENT CONDITIONS
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.
Auxiliary Update - 06 September 2021
In this edition - You will no doubt recall that your union was pushing for an external review of QFES to examine the structure and funding of the agency, and decide if the current QFES is effective, efficient and sustainable, and if not, what options are available to the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services to make changes.
Auxiliary Update - 3 September 2021
In this edition - On 30 August 2021, following submissions on your behalf by your union through the Queensland Council of Unions (who present the combined formal position of all unions), the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (the QIRC) handed down it’s 2021 State Wage Case Decision.
v1#1 Hazard alert: air-conditioning ducts with steel wire frame
In this edition - I wish to inform all members of a significant health and safety hazard associated with BA operations when attending structural fires.