Today NZPFU Local, Branch and National representatives met by telephone conference to update re the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NZPFU National Committee are meeting by telephone conference every 48 hours, and are meeting with Local representatives every third day by telephone conference.
These conference calls have been set up to ensure we channel all information and questions appropriately.
If members have queries or issues they are to put them to their Local or Branch reps in the first instance. If urgent and you are unable to contact your Local please ring the National Secretary or National President.
In addition we will be sending out regular updates by National Notice.
We now have three NZPFU reps on the FENZ working party to ensure all operational matters are considered and dealt with.
We understand that members may have ideas for their station/area operations. It is important that you go through the union before suggesting any changes as you may unwittingly be breaching contractual obligations or union policy.
This will be a lengthy international crisis and firefighters are the experts in planning, preparedness and problem solving. We welcome your input and queries through our structures.
The NZPFU is here to co-ordinate, communicate and support. Your health, safety and well-being is paramount. Your representatives are proactively putting in place policy which we will communicate with you.