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Source: United Fire Brigades’ Association

Yesterday the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union (NZPFU) released further strike action information, advising they would stop work for an hour on two consecutive Fridays in August.
The United Fire Brigades’ Association (UFBA) Board Chair, Hon. Peter Dunne says “whilst this is a disappointing situation to be in, communities of Aotearoa New Zealand can continue to rely on the excellent service from their volunteer firefighters”
Volunteer firefighters make up 85% of Fire and Emergency’s frontline workforce and respond to emergencies across 95% of New Zealand’s land mass. These volunteer firefighters will continue to respond to their communities as normal during this strike action.
About the UFBA
For over 140 years the UFBA has brought together brigades from across Aotearoa New Zealand, and recently included our first international brigade in the Cook Islands. Today we represent and provide services to over 690 different brigades from urban, rural, career, volunteer, defence, airport and industry brigades. Our services are available for nearly 11,500 individuals who carry out all types of roles within a brigade including firefighters, brigade management, secretaries, treasurers and operational support.

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