Bosses praised for their support
EMERGENCY Mana g e me n t Q u e e n s - l a n d i s p r a i s i n g the support of employers who have generously allowed SES volunteers time off to help with the clean up in North Queensland following Cyclone Yasi.
A total of 1476 volu n t e e r s f r o m a l l over Australia have t a ken t i me a way from work to help SES volunteers with t h e c y c l o n e r e - s p o ns e . Assi s t a nt D i r e c t o r - G e n e r a l Bruce Grady said t he p a t i e nce a nd consideration of employers had been overwhelming but there was still a lot of work ahead as the region moved into the recovery phase.
‘ ‘ Ove r t h e n e x t couple of weeks we will continue to call upon our SES volunteers to lend a hand in assisting North Queenslanders during this trying time and to make this possible we need the support of their employers,’’ Mr Grady said.
‘‘ On behalf of EMQ and all of our SES volunteers, I’d like t o t hank al l employers who have shown compassion and generosity in giving people time off to assist in the clean up and recovery.’’