March 11, 2003

As previously advised, Special General Meetings will be held over the coming week to allow all Union members present to vote to accept or reject the proposed D&D Award. All FBEU members, permanent and retained, are therefore encouraged to attend any one of the following meetings:

NEWCASTLE

Monday 17 March – Newcastle Fire Station, commencing 11am

CENTRAL COAST

Monday 17 March – Gosford Fire Station, commencing 3pm

ILLAWARRA

Monday 17 March – Wollongong Fire Station, commencing 6pm

SYDNEY NORTH WEST

Monday 17 March – Huntingwood Fire Station, commencing 6.30pm

SYDNEY SOUTH WEST

Monday 17 March – Liverpool Fire Station, commencing 11am

SYDNEY SOUTH

Monday 17 March – Sutherland District Trade Union Club, commencing 6.30pm

SYDNEY NORTH AND CENTRAL

Tuesday 18 March – Trades Hall Auditorium, Goulburn Street Sydney, commencing 10am

COUNTRY

Combined Country/Retained Sub-Branch meetings may be held locally at any Fire Station situated outside of the above areas prior to Tuesday 18 March, provided that:

1)         notice of intention to hold a local meeting has been given (by fax or email) to the State Secretary by no later than 3pm Friday 14 March; and

2)         a quorum of at least 7 financial Union members will be physically present for the duration of each meeting; and

3)         the vote from each meeting is forwarded to the State Secretary prior to 9am on Tuesday 18 March in order to be added to the total SGM vote.

Chris Read,

State Secretary