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Vale NZPFU Past President Gordon Duncan

The NZPFU membership extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of NZPFU Past President Gordon Duncan who passed away this morning.

Gordon's funeral will be held 11am Thursday 6th June at Kapiti Coast Funeral Home, 9 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu.


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NATIONAL PRESIDENT AND NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT DECLARATION

At the close of the nomination period for the election of the National President and the National Vice President, I have received one nomination for each position.


Employees cannot be compelled to participate in employment investigations

We again refer members to the NZPFU National Notice issued on the 30th October 2023 which is repeated below.

We have since had questions about FENZ lawyer’s seeking support for FENZ cases being litigated.

Members cannot be compelled to be a witness for FENZ or to support a FENZ in any litigation,  except in the unlikely event you are summonsed. If members receive a summons or are informed they will be summonsed,  members are advised to contact the NZPFU and we will ensure you have the appropriate legal advice. 


NZPFU PUT FENZ ON NOTICE PROPOSED CHANGE IN VSO STATUS UNLAWFUL

Without any discussion or consultation with the Union and the individuals concerned, FENZ has unilaterally decided to advertise VSO roles that FENZ characterises incumbent’s as secondees. There has been no discussion with the NZPFU as to the reason or purpose for the change, or the appointment process.


So you now want to join the NZPFU Protect Income Protection Insurance?

This notice and form is for you!

As previously notified, from 3 June 2024 FENZ will pay the NZPFU Protect Income Protection Insurance premiums direct for NZPFU members whose substantive positions are covered by the collective employment agreement.


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2024 BARGAINING UPDATE

The NZPFU has initiated bargaining in accordance with the requirements of the Employment Relations Act 2020. The current collective agreement expires 30 June 2024 but remains in force.


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The NZPFU is a key partner with Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Through reducing the likelihood of unwanted fires, reducing consequences from emergencies and helping build resilient communities we contribute to a safer environment for New Zealanders.

Our members serve their communities to protect and preserve life, property and the environment. NZPFU representatives are based on all career fire stations. There are also 19 Union Locals in the major metropolitan and principal centres where career firefighters are employed. 

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