This week we continued meeting with Members of Parliament seeking support for presumptive legislation to recognise firefighters’ occupational cancer. We met with National, Labour and New Zealand First MPs this week as we continue our education campaign.

FENZ continues to work with us on occupational hygiene matters with priority being given to sourcing interim new hoods for trainers pending robust procurement processes for new hoods for all members.

International expert/firefighter/lawyer and Winnipeg Firefighters’ Union President will be back in May to further promote the campaign. The function where Alex was to present to MPs in Parliament in March in Parliament will now go ahead in May 2019. He will also continue with the programme of meeting Members of Parliament individually to outline the scientific basis for, and the international experience of, presumptive legislation to look after firefighters’ in their greatest time of need. 

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The Local has become aware of some District management people asking Union members to fill out a 360 degree feedback review on them. Members are reminded that there was a recommendation from the National Union to Union members not to partake in any such feedback process.


405/408 Dispute

The Auckland Local met on Friday with FRM Butt and AFRM Binning to attempt to resolve the dispute over the unilateral alteration of workload and the comparisons of work of officers and stations being carried out in some Districts.


Accepted Practices

Recently there have been instances of members departing from accepted operational practices for various reasons