Occupational cancer campaign ramps up with Alex Forrest back in town

International expert/firefighter/lawyer and Winnipeg Firefighters’ Union President Alex Forrest has generously made time for a second trip to push for presumptive legislation to recognise firefighters’ occupational cancer.

Alex is in Wellington this week only and will be busy with a series of meetings with MPs from across the political spectrum and tomorrow night he is the keynote speaker at a Function at Parliament. These are the meetings and events we had planned for his visit in March but which were postponed due to the tragic Christchurch shootings.

On Thursday we will have fire appliances and firefighters on the steps of Parliament to make a public plea for presumptive legislation.

  • All off-duty firefighters within the Wellington region (and further if you can make it) are requested to make every effort to attend.
  • Meet at Parliament steps by 12.30pm on Thursday 23 May 2019
  • Please wear PPE jackets or station wear.

In unity,
Wattie Watson
National Secretary

Related Articles

VIEW ALL

Shift start/finish times

One of the ideas that came up during the Auckland Working Group was to change the shift start/finish times to 0700/1700 to reflect the actual times Auckland Firefighters’ work.


St John Ambulance Strike, First Union Members

As members will know, First Union members of St Johns are scheduled to strike on Wednesday 25 November.


Hawkes Bay Local President Election Results

In accordance with Rule B 11.9, of the Rules of the New Zealand Professional Fire Fighters Union INC, I am declaring the results for the position of Hawkes Bay Local President as listed below.