TV coverage from the steps of Parliament
Calls for law to acknowledge high rates of cancer among firefighters - ‘Dying at record numbers’
Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin told firefighters on the steps of Parliament today that she has written to ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway voicing her support for an amendment to recognise firefighters’ occupational cancer and that it needs to be put on the legislative agenda.
Firefighters are pushing for a dozen or more cancers to be recognised as linked to their occupation, so they don't have to battle ACC for compensation.
Firefighters and firetrucks are expected on the forecourt of parliament at twelve-thirty today to remind politicans they are still not automatically
covered for occupational cancers.
With the incredible assistance of international expert/firefighter/lawyer and Winnipeg Firefighters Union President Alex Forrest we are well on the way
to achieving cross-party support for presumptive legislation to recognise firefighters’ occupational cancers.
The Auckland Local is aware that several individual complaints from members were made directly to the National Council during lasts years dispute with the National Committee.
Firefighters should be compensated by ACC for cancers linked to the job, industry experts say.
Back on the campaign trail with Alex Forrest meeting with politicians today in Parliament.
International expert/firefighter/lawyer and Winnipeg Firefighters’ Union President Alex Forrest has generously made time for a second trip to push for presumptive legislation to recognise firefighters’ occupational cancer.
The NZPFU has two representatives involved in the design groups for Tranche 2 (Wellington Local Secretary Alan Collett) and Tranche 2B (Hamilton Local Secretary) of the new FENZ structure.
The NZPFU supported the 2019 Firefighters Golf Tournament which was a great success with 130 participants participating at the Levin Golf Course last month.
Auckland members are strongly encouraged to participate in the second survey released by the Auckland Taskforce.
National Secretary Wattie Watson and National Vice President Joseph Stanley met with Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin at Parliament today to discuss firefighters’ occupational cancer and mental wellness.