Secretary Wattie Watson presents at the Redmond Health & Safety Symposium | Barbera EMS Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
FECA endorses NZPFU actions to protect rank and command structures
FENZ commanders are united with the NZPFU in our bid to protect critical rank and command structures.
NZPFU notifies dispute over rank and command
The NZPFU is deeply concerned that the health and safety of firefighters and the protection of the community will be put at risk with FENZ’s restructure.
Today we notified FENZ of a dispute requiring the resolution of rank and command issues before any move to consult on a restructure.
Firefighter mental health a 'crisis' - Union #BecauseitMatters
Firefighters mental health: The focus of a Newshub special - Sunday TV3 at 6pm #BecauseitMatters
Nelson Local Committee Election Result
Candidates: Samuel White (Elected Unopposed)
Wage increases and long running IFE dispute settled
Part 4 variation proposal to address wage disparity
All NZPFU members covered by the Uniformed and Communications Centre Employees Collective Agreement will receive a 2% pay increase backdated to 1 July 2019 as a result of the annual review of market wage rates. All allowances will also be increased by 2%.
Result for trainers
Subsequent to a number of discussions between NZPFU trainer and training reps, Norm Gilroy, Greg Lee and James Hall and NTC Management, some members of the Training Leadership Team and NTC staff, FENZ have agreed to relax the original instructions of allowing trainers who stay for a continual 8 weeks before they have the opportunity of utilising accommodation with self-catering OR hotel accommodation down to 8 weeks per year, not 8 continual weeks as currently being used. Self-catering accommodation is also quite a bit more expensive than the costs offered by the hotels, but FENZ’s focus is not on money, but more about staff welfare and comfort.
Returning Officer's Notice to Central Branch Local Committees
Central Branch Vice President Declaration
In accordance with the Rules of the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union INC, I am obliged to inform you that in accordance with Rule B 11.7, I declare Peter Jack Harwood duly elected, unopposed for the position of Central Branch Vice President.
NZPFU REQUIRES CLEAR RANK, ROLE AND COMMAND STRUCTURES BEFORE ANY PROPOSALS FOR ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE CAN BE CONSIDERED
In numerous communications over the past 6 months the NZPFU have declared that rank, role and command is not negotiable as it protects the health and safety of firefighters and the community. The protection of the professionalism of firefighting is not parochial, it is the protection of safe systems of work ensuring the appropriately trained, qualified and experienced personnel are deployed for response, and manage the systems in preparation of response. It is not “divisive” to respect and recognise the qualifications, experience and skills of professional firefighters. It is critical for the core functions of FENZ to be achieved safely.
Hugely successful Union Local elections
The energy and commitment to be part of a dynamic union structure representing the interests of our members was evident in the recent Local elections.