Introduction

Welcome to the United Firefighters Union of Australia, Tasmania Branch page.

All UFUA local branches form an integral part of the makeup of the UFUA. A vital link in the chain providing the best possible support for all Firefighters and UFUA members across Australia.

The UFUA now represents more than 13,000 firefighters across Australia in continued campaigns to achieve improved working conditions for the men and women who confront dangerous and often life-threatening situations in their daily work.

The Tasmania Branch has around 400 members, with over 99% of Tasmanian Firefighters standing together as UFUA members. The Tasmania Branch was formed in 1943 and has a proud history of supporting members to take action and win safer workplaces with fairer conditions. With support from the UFUA, Tasmania was the first state to have presumptive cancer legislation passed, recognising the elevated risk on cancer faced by Firefighters due to their occupation.

The Importance Of Unions

If I were a factory employee, a labourer on the railroad, or a wage earner of any sort, I would undoubtedly join the union of my trade.

If I were opposed to the policy of the union, I would join for no other reason than to help rectify that mistake.

If I took exception to a dishonest leader, I would join the union to help remove him.

In short, I believe in the union, and I believe that all men who benefit by the union, are morally bound to help to the extent of their power in the common interest advanced by the union.

Unions, whilst they consist of members, do not belong to the members, but rather, they hold in trust, something for those in the future.

United States President
Theodore Roosevelt
1901-1909

UFUA TAS Branch Latest News Posts

Rule Changes to facilitate UFU Queensland Branch elections

Members’ attention is drawn to the following information concerning changes to the UFUA rules sought by Queensland Branch Administrator Gavin Marshall. These changes are intended …

UFU Tas Industrial Action

The Firefighting Industry Agreement expired in June 2021 and negotiations have not significantly progressed. Tasmanian Firefighters are the lowest paid in Australia. While bills are …

Superannuation in TFS

Introduction In 2006, TFS reduced superannuation payments for new employees to the minimum superannuation guarantee level, which at the time of writing is now 10%. …

UFUA Latest News

UFUA BULLETIN #018

The election to fill the vacant positions for the Queensland Branch Committee of Management (BCOM) was completed at the end of last month, with six …

UFUA BULLETIN #017

Members are advised that Regulations adding 8 further cancers to Commonwealth firefighter presumptive laws took effect on 17 December 2022. The new cancers and the …

UFUA BULLETIN #016

This year’s National Committee of Management (NCOM) conference had the theme ‘Remembering our past protecting our future’. Consistent with that theme, NCOM were privileged to …

UFUA BULLETIN #015

Australia is set to lead the world as the Australian Parliament prepares to add eight new cancers to presumptive legislation for firefighters, including for the …