On Wednesday 6 September, a report was issued from FENZ which shows what FENZ has done and plans to do, to address the 20 recommendations made in the Te Kawa Mataaho – Public Service Commission review (PSC report) to improve the culture of FENZ.
Following our AGM last year, where members voted in favour of extending the UFBA Service Honours to include the same recognition for all brigade members – operational, operational support and non-operational, the UFBA then approached Fire and Emergency to consider applying simil
The United Fire Brigades’ Association of NZ (UFBA) is calling for New Zealand’s ACC legislation to be amended so the country’s 12,000 volunteer firefighters are covered for occupational illness and diseases they incur as part of their duties.
As part of our work on the ACC project and our valued new relationship with Barbara Edmonds, Minister of Internal Affairs, the UFBA are excited that today at 0900hrs the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment called for public submissions for conditions that should be added to
We would like to thank the membership for their messages overnight and acknowledge that while we allow comments on some of our posts, our policy remains to turn comments off, and we are constantly reviewing this.
Yesterday afternoon, Fire and Emergency New Zealand advised they will be releasing a wellbeing and trust survey as a part of the Whanaungatanga Programme – which is one of 15 international programmes selected to receive funding from the Movember Foundation as part of its gl
It’s great to see progress being made on the NZPFU dispute with FENZ … it is even better to see that the government has listened to our message and is ensuring the funds used to settle this claim do not come from existing budgets.
Yesterday, UFBA CE and Board Chair met with the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Jan Tinetti to discuss several matters of importance, including the way in which ACC needs to provide better support for our members, the firefighters.