National Committee meets under urgency
National Committee met under urgency yesterday at our National Office, our Lawyers were in attendance as were FECA reps to discuss a plan of attack to protect the profession of Firefighting and the safe systems of response for the safety of the community.
Urgent General Meetings of Locals around NZ
|Auckland||Monday, 23 September - 1030hrs||Avondale Fire Station||RSVP Online|
|Monday, 23 September - 1430hrs||Papatoetoe Fire Station||RSVP Online|
|Monday, 23 September - 1830hrs||Albany Fire Station||RSVP Online|
|Wellington||Wednesday, 25 September - 0900hrs||Petone Rugby Clubrooms North Park, Udy St, Petone, Lower Hutt||RSVP Online|
|Wednesday, 25 September - 1100hrs||Johnsonville Rugby Clubrooms 80 Helston Rd, Paparangi||RSVP Online|
|Hamilton||Thursday, 3 October - 1000hrs||Hamilton Station Social Room||RSVP Online|
|Tauranga||Friday, 4 October - 0900hrs||Tauranga Fire Station||RSVP Online|
|Kawerau||Friday, 4 October - 0900hrs||Tauranga Fire Station||RSVP Online|
Ballot for ratification of Part 4 variation underway
The ratification process for the proposal to vary Part 4 of the FENZ and NZPFU Agreement for Uniformed and Communications Centre Employees commenced today.
Proposed FENZ restructure will have dire consequences for the safety of the public and firefighters if it proceeds
Professional Career Firefighters could be under the command of non-qualified Chiefs who do not have any qualifications or training
Non-qualified or trained personnel in non-ranked positions can be deemed to be competent to respond
Today at midday FENZ released its proposed organisational restructure which plans to decimate the current rank and role structures in order to put non-career firefighters at the helm of operations. If this proposal goes ahead it will herald an era of the disestablishment of a professional career fire and emergency service resulting in dire consequences for your health and safety and the safety of the public.
Update on pay increases and union fees
Members have been previously advised that the 9 October pay will include the 2% pay increase, and that the backpay (1 July 2019-9 October 2019) will be paid on 23 October 2019.
Kiwi firefighters honour fallen colleagues with haka at 9/11 commemoration
Professional career firefighters and their specialist skills
A last minute decision to go for a walk on Moturiki Island, led to Adrian Hopcroft saving a girl from falling off the blowhole.
NZPFU tours IAFF Residential facility for firefighters suffering mental health issues
NZPFU National President Ian Wright and National Secretary Wattie Watson have taken every opportunity to see IAFF health and safety initiatives and programmes while in the USA for the IAFF Redmond’s Health and Safety conference.
Slow boil: Why stressed-out New Zealand firefighters say they’re at crisis point
Firefighter mental health a 'crisis' - Union #BecauseitMatters
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