Members of Parliament at NTC as Firefighters for a day
We're going blue in the month formerly known as November to show our support for Movember. Movember stands for tackling prostate cancer, testicular
cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Recently there has been some confusion around entitlements for members when attending emergency incidents before or after your normal shifts.
The NZPFU has sought the assistance of the Employment Relations Authority in its dispute claiming the proposed organisational structure appointment process is in breach of the NZPFU collective agreement.
The Local wishes to remind members that if you are certified unfit for full duties by your doctor, but are able to complete restricted duties (“Light Duties”), then you will be asked to come in and meet with the Personnel AAM and a Representative from FENZ’s Injury Management Unit. This will often be Rochelle Bull, and it is to discuss and complete a “Return to Work Plan”.
The Local wishes to advise members that a survey will shortly go out to all Auckland Firefighters and Comcen Staff asking questions centred around the recent International Convention Centre Fire.
On 17 October 2019 FENZ was issued with a Health and Safety Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) requiring professional career Firefighters to be only
responded to purple calls. The NZPFU had been informed that FENZ had agreed, endorsed and signed a new Memorandum of Understanding which enabled St
John to deploy Firefighters to other calls where St John perceived the Firefighters could “add value”.
The Local wishes to thank all members for the collective effort displayed at the recent Sky City Convention Centre Fire.