Members are advised that the Union is undertaking the first of what is proposed to be several on-line Surveys using Survey Monkey.

Members will receive encrypted links for their Fire Service e-mail, via a Union initiated e-mail. Members will need to click the links and follow the instructions.

The first Survey will be around the Ratification & Information meetings. It may take around 5 minutes of your time and we are very interested in getting your feedback on the process followed so that we can refine and/or improve the processes for ratification.

We would appreciate you completing the Survey fully and we are very interested in the response rate as well, particularly considering this is an on-line Survey and will give us a read on members’ appetite for conducting on-line work. The e-mail should arrive shortly.

QFF Progression Dispute

The Union’s lawyers have filed in the Employment Relations Authority and we await advice from the Authority regarding hearing dates.

Conference 2013

Conference 2013 was held in Wellington last week. This was the 25th Annual Conference – which represents the 25th anniversary of the formation of the National Union.

As well as Delegates, some seven representatives from the U.F.U. of Australia were present.

  • Boyd Raines was elected as one of the Union representatives on the Board of the N.Z.F.S. Superannuation Scheme, replacing Steve Warner who did not stand for re-election.
  • Delegates agreed to maintain Union Fees at present rates – the fees having now remained unchanged for 15 years (apart from the government GST increase).
  • Boyd Raines has been appointed as one of the C.T.U. representatives on the Major Hazards Facilitation Guidance Group.

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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.


Breaking News

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.