The NZPFU has received messages of support from our global alliance of firefighting unions.

IAFF General President Harold Shaitberger and the United Firefighters Union of Australia National Secretary Peter Marshall have both personally made contact sending messages of support and solidarity to the NZPFU membership. We have also had messages of support from IAFF 14th District Vice President Danny Todd and Kansas City Local 42 General Counsel Louie Wright. As we know, our sisters and brothers in the USA, Canada and Australia have had to respond to similar horrific events and their support is greatly appreciated.

The support of the IAFF continues with Winnipeg Firefighters Union President Alex Forrest here promoting our campaign for presumptive legislation. Alex arrived in Wellington last night and will be interviewed by media today and meeting with FENZ CEO Rhys Jones and Board Chair Paul Swain. Tomorrow he will be meeting with the Union Committee and on Wednesday evening will be presenting to Members of Parliament at a function in Parliament. He will be visiting fire stations and meeting with firefighters as he travels around NZ meeting with politicians and conducting media interviews. We will send out more information about his visit shortly.

In unity, 
Wattie Watson 
National Secretary

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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.


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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.