Bosses praised for their sup­port

Townsville Bulletin - - News - Nathan Paull

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.’’

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