TVNZ Sunday to expose Firefighters' hidden sacrifices
Today Station Officers are receiving letters notifying them that under the restructure proposals they are “impacted” as their line management would change from reporting to Assistant Area Managers to Group Managers.
Due to FENZ’s the two-day extension for responses to submissions, the NZPFU would appreciate all members’ submissions to be submitted to the NZPFU by COB Monday 14 October.
Members covered by Part 4 of the FENZ NZPFU collective agreement have overwhelming voted in support of the variation which includes a 5% salary increase.
Yesterday we highlighted the disadvantage to professional career firefighters in the consultation process on the proposal which will allow for non-qualified, untrained and inexperienced personnel to have preference for roles that are currently professional career firefighting roles. Our notice to members detailed the significant disadvantage of rostered leave which had some professional career firefighters having as little as two day shifts and three night shifts during the consultation period to access the FENZ documentation and supplementary information and respond while still maintaining their response to the community.
The NZPFU has been continuing to pursue safer hose testing practices as a result of the serious injury suffered by an Auckland firefighter earlier this year.
The NZPFU has been seeking an extension of consultation timeframes for professional career firefighters since the consultation proposal was released.
To those members who attended the special meeting at Tauranga Fire Station on Friday 4th. Thank You.
The Hamilton Local expresses its deepest sympathies at the sudden death of former National Commander Mike Hall.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to show our support for the thousands of women each year who are diagnosed with breast cancer, than by going PINK!
The New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union (NZPFU) is saddened to advise members of the sudden and tragic death of Mike Hall, ex Chief Executive/National Commander of the New Zealand Fire Service.
A discussion group will be formed shortly that will have representatives from the Local and Management.