Laws making compo claims easier for firefighters with cancer to be introduced

Reported by Haydee | 03 Nov, 2012

The WA State Government is committed in introducing laws which will make availing for worker’s compensation claim easier for firefighters with cancer. The Treasurer Troy Buswell through an ABC report said that drafting will commence soon but the laws will not be introduced before the end of the parliamentary year. He also expressed his confidence …

Rostering Staff Strike to Support Firefighters over Safety Concerns

Reported by Admin | 27 Aug, 2012

Rostering staff for Queensland’s 800 firefighters will be on strike for 24 hours because they share the firefighters concerns for their working conditions. They were not able to join firefighters and ambulance officers in their protest last week so they want to show their support by striking. The Queensland firefighters have been offered a wage …

Firies at risk when working from roofs, union claims

Reported by Haydee | 17 May, 2012

The United Firefighters Union has filed a complaint to WorkSafe ACT claiming that firies’ lives were put to risk when working on roofs. Canberra Times reports that firefighters have been forced to work from roofs during major storms without proper protection gear. David Livingstone, the union’s ACT branch secretary said that this issue has been …