April 2, 2007

The next 4% pay rise for permanent members took effect on Friday 2 March and will appear in retained members’ pays this month. This is the final increase payable under the current award before it expires in March 2008, and negotiations for the next award will commence shortly. 

Monthly Retainers

2006 rates

From 1 April 2007

$ increase

Captain A

$ 197.70

$ 205.60

$   7.90

Captain B & Deputy Captain A

$ 178.40

$ 185.50

$   7.10

Deputy Captain B

$ 134.00

$ 139.40

$   5.40

Firefighter A

$ 101.70

$ 105.80

$   4.10

Firefighter B

$   76.20

$   79.20

$   3.00

Firefighter C

$   51.00

$   53.00

$   2.00

                                                                           

Hourly Rates of Pay

2006 rates

From 1 April 2007

$ increase

Captain

$   27.05

$   28.13

$   1.08

Deputy Captain & Firefighter (A,B,C)

$   23.43

$   24.37

$   0.94

Stand By Rate

$   52.10

$   54.18

$   2.08


Major allowances

2006 rates

From 1 April 2007

$ increase

Kilometre Allowance

$ 0.89/km

$ 0.93/km

$ 0.04/km

Meal Allowance

$     21.90

$     21.90

(see below)

Refreshment Allowance

$     10.95

$     10.95

(see below)

 Note: Meal, refreshment and travelling compensation allowances are adjusted on 1 July of each year in line with movements in the CPI, and have therefore not changed since 1 July 2006. For a full list of all current traveling comp rates, see our website notice of 27 July 2006. 

In accordance with the Union’s registered rules, Union dues for retained members have increased to $2.11 per week. Members are remained that Union dues include the Howard Government’s 10% GST, and are fully tax deductible as a legitimate work-related expense.

Simon Flynn

State Secretary