Firefighter Presumptive Cancer Precedent. Noting that the Commonwealth presumptive cancer laws set a template for laws across Australia, this National Bulletin features an important case with far reaching implications. It demonstrates the importance of the national union in protecting firefighter … Read the rest “UFUA BULLETIN #026”
Through the UFUA’s membership of the Global Alliance of Firefighting Unions, we were invited to attend and present at the International Association of Firefighters’ (IAFF) Redmond Symposium/Barbera Conference in New York, during August 2023. To read about the UFUA delegation … Read the rest “UFUA BULLETIN #024”
The United Firefighters Union has welcomed the Tasmanian Rockcliff Government’s
promise to add uterine cancer to presumptive legislation for professional firefighters, the
very first jurisdiction to add this cancer both in Australia and across the world. To read the full … Read the rest “Professional Firefighters Welcome Addition of Uterine Cancer to Presumptive Legislation in Tasmania – A World First.”
The Tasmanian Rockcliff Government has promised to add uterine cancer to the presumptive legislation for professional firefighters, increasing the number of cancers covered in Tasmania to 21 – believed to be the highest number of cancers covered under presumptive legislation … Read the rest “UFUA BULLETIN #023”
Western Australia has committed to follow the lead of the Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments by expanding the number of cancers covered by presumptive legislation from 12 to 20. We congratulate the Western Australian Branch on this outstanding result and commend … Read the rest “UFUA BULLETIN #022”
The UFUA commends the Cook Government for enhancing cancer protection for Western Australia’s professional firefighters by lifting the number of cancers included in WA presumptive cancer legislation from 14 to 20. To read the media release from UFUA on this … Read the rest “Professional Firefighters Commend the Cook Government on Enhancing Cancer Protection”
Call for nominations for National Work Health and Safety Co-ordinator.
Branch Secretaries have been asked by the National Executive to provided nominations to fill the position of National WHS Co-ordinator. To read more on the role and appointment process, … Read the rest “UFUA BULLETIN #020”
The Tasmanian Government announced last week that it would follow the lead set by the Commonwealth and ACT in November last year, by adding 8 cancers to the list covered by presumptive legislation. To read more about the latest developments … Read the rest “UFUA BULLETIN #019”
The UFUA has welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s historic decision to expand cancer protection for professional firefighters. To read the media release issued in recognition of this milestone, please click here.