FSU Bushfires Update –
Getting Help and Giving Your Support

The FSU sends support to members, their families and communities who have been impacted by the bushfires raging across the country.

Our sincere thanks and good wishes go to everyone involved in the firefighting and recovery effort.

How the FSU can help if you are directly impacted by the fires

If you have been directly impacted by the fires and are suffering financially, the FSU can waive your union fees at this difficult time. You can contact us on 1300 366 378 or email fsuinfo@fsunion.org.au if you’d like to apply for a waiver.

If you are directly impacted by the fires, or are working as a volunteer for one of our emergency agencies in the firefighting or recovery effort, and are having trouble accessing paid leave or other workplace entitlements, please let the FSU know and we’ll assist you – call us on 1300 366 378 or email us fsuinfo@fsunion.org.au to let us know how we can help.

Union members and retired members who are experiencing hardship as a result of the fires can apply for short term financial assistance from the ACTU Bushfire Fund. If you have lost or suffered damage to your home, or you’re experiencing severe financial hardship as a result of the fires, or if you’ve lost your usual mode of transport to work, you can apply for a grant from this fund. All applications will go through the FSU – please contact us as soon as possible if you (or an FSU member you know) would like to apply. You can call 1300 366 378 or email fsuinfo@fsunion.org.au

Working in the bushfire recovery effort

FSU members, particularly in insurance and banking, will be playing a crucial role in getting people back on their feet and supporting impacted communities. We know that this additional work might be incredibly stressful – if you find yourself needing additional advice or support at work, particularly when it comes to managing workloads and reasonable overtimes, contact us on 1300 366 378 or email fsuinfo@fsunion.org.au.

How you can help communities affected by the bushfires

The ACTU Bushfire Fund has been established to provide short term financial assistance to union members and retired members affected by the 2019-20 bushfires; donations to the ACTU appeal are NOT tax deductible. Every cent donated will be spent on supporting union members in affected communities. To donate follow this link: www.australianunions.org.au/bushfire_relief_fund

The Red Cross is on the ground, supporting people in evacuation centres and recovery hubs across Australia. You can donate here: www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate

To support our firefighters, donate here:

In Unity,
Julia Angrisano


Contact Details

Finance Sector Union
Ph: 1300 366 378

Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary