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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Due to the recent resignation of the Taupo Local Secretary, nominations are hereby called for this position in accordance with the Rules of the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union.


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Attached please find a flyer from Temoana Biddle of the Ministry of Social Development which we would appreciate each Officer in Charge on duty printing out and putting on your station notice board or similar place for members’ attention.