COVID-19 Update #2

The NZPFU has confirmed with FENZ that all staff who are required to self-isolate as a result of travel and/or Government instructions will be granted special leave. If the person self-isolating becomes ill during that period the leave changes to sick leave.

If NZPFU members have family that are required to self-isolate but the member hasn’t travelled, then please follow the Ministry of Health Guidelines https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

Attached is an email from FENZ CEO Rhys Jones to all staff.

The NZPFU has asked for FENZ to address a range of other issues including operational matters in clear communications. This communication does not answer the many issues and questions being raised.

In addition to travel restrictions for FENZ and Union matters, it is the NZPFU position that all non-emergency duties that require contact with groups of people including community and school visits should cease immediately until further notice. We see this as a sensible and practical precautionary approach.  

We have also informed FENZ that precautionary measures for response have not been clearly advised and that current information on operational matters is insufficient.

We understand that this is a changing environment and largely reliant on Government decisions and instructions. However, the range of issues being raised need to be addressed.

FENZ expects to provide more detailed information tomorrow including through a FAQ process. 

We are continuing to push FENZ for operational preparations for a range of scenarios to be communicated clearly. 

In unity,
Wattie Watson
National Secretary

DOWNLOAD FILE DOWNLOAD FILE

Related Articles

VIEW ALL VIEW ALL

Breaking News

Tamaki Makaurau Flooding, State of Local Civil Defence Emergency

Last nights unprecedented weather event caused widespread havoc across the region with Fire and Emergency career and volunteer crews, operational support and 111 emergency dispatchers working to exhaustion, with all available FENZ resources at times being mobilised to incidents right across the region.


Season’s Greetings and Office Hours

The Auckland Local wishes all members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Auckland Office will be closed from the afternoon of Friday 23 December 2022, reopening on Monday 9 January 2023.


Ratification Meeting next Tuesday 13th Dec at 5pm

As you will be well aware by now, we have finally reached an agreed term of settlement in the negotiation for a new CEA. The NZPFU is recommending members accept it and ratify the settlement offer. The National Committee has completely wrung out the sponge for every possible drop of benefit to members, and it's now our turn to act.