Across New Zealand, FENZ is failing the community with failing trucks and equipment and dangerously low levels of career firefighters and 111 emergency call centre operators. Meanwhile, FENZ prioritises HQ roles establishing 50 ICT positions in June but cancelling a career firefighter course in April. A truck offline due to lack of staffing means one less truck to respond.  It means a truck will have to come from further afield and minutes cost lives.  

FENZ is rolling the dice on public safety – the New Zealand public deserves better.

Please support the NZPFU in its fight for safe staffing and systems of work, fair wages and recognition of occupational cancer and injury. 

You can show your support by going to www.firecrisis.nz and click on “how you can help” to send a letter explaining the fire crisis to every Member of Parliament.

It is important that every Member of Parliament understands that this Fire Crisis is a crisis of public safety!

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SIGNIFICANT SETTLEMENT OFFERED TO NZPFU MEMBERS

Christmas cheer may have come a little earlier for NZPFU members with the NZPFU National Committee today releasing and recommending ratification of a proposed settlement with FENZ. After 18 gruelling months of negotiations and six months of industrial action including all NZPFU members walking off the job twice, the NZPFU members have just received the detail of the proposed settlement that the NZPFU recommends members’ accept.


Ratification Meeting Schedule for Tāmaki Makaurau

Currently all formal documentation is on track to be finalised and signed off in time for these ratification meetings.  The NZPFU National office will send out the information on the proposed settlement to all members prior to Thursday so all members have the information at the same time and before the ratification meetings.


Election of Taupo Local Vice President

By the closing date for nominations for the position of Taupo Local Vice President, the following nomination has been received.