December 23, 1997

The annual review of the meal, travelling and related allowances in the NSW Public Service Travelling Compensation Award, has resulted in an increase to the following rates in the Firefighter’s Awards:

Description New Rate Old Rate

Accom. Allowances (first 35 days)

Capital cities &

Canberra –                                          $171.85                                          $169.15

Elsewhere –                                       $122.40                                          $120.45

Accom. Allowance (after 35 days and up to 6 months)

$61.20                                            $60.25


Meal Allowances

Breakfast –                                          $9.60                                              $9.45

Lunch –                                                $12.45                                            $12.25

Dinner –                                               $22.65                                            $22.30


Incidentals

Capital cities &

Canberra –                                          $7.15                                              $7.05

Elsewhere –                                       $8.95                                              $8.80


Overtime/Special Meal Allowances

Meal Allowance; $13.50                                            $13.27

Refreshment Allowance $6.75                                              $6.63

The new rates apply from 1 September 1997.


Increased Hourly Rate for Travelling Time

The capped hourly rate for travelling time has increased, (Table 3, item 3).


Date of effect New Rate Old Rate

01/01/97                                             $20.03                                              $19.84

01/07/97                                             $20.63                                              $20.03

02/01/98                                             $21.05                                               $20.63

The new cap on hourly rates will effect members in the following firefighting classifications * as the hourly rate for these classifications is in excess of the capped rate;

Classification: Hourly rate 15/08/97

Leading Firefighter:                                    $ 20.69

Station Commander Level 1                    $ 22.17 *

Station Commander Level 2                    $ 23.09 *

Op. Commander / Insp.                            $ 27.71 *


Chris Read

State Secretary

23rd December, 1997