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.
A strong key message came out of the meeting that UFBA CEO Bill Butzbach and Advocacy Advisor Megan Devine attended at the Hawkes Bay Fire Brigades Sub Association 62nd Annual Conference on 2 July at the Norsewood Fire Station.
85% of the New Zealand’s frontline firefighters are volunteers who can be found in every NZ Community, whether remote, rural, provincial or metropolitan. At the heart of volunteerism, is a person who willingly gives of their time to serve and protect their community.