February 29, 2008

The following tables compare the previous rates of pay and allowances with the IRC’s order for a 2.5% increase for permanent members which came into effect today under a new 6 month Interim Award. In accordance with the Union’s registered rules, Union dues also increased by 2.5% today, rising by 26 cents for permanent members from $10.54 to $10.80, and by 5 cents for retained members from $2.11 to $2.16 per week.

Classification

Old rate

New Rate

Increase

Recruit Firefighter $877.75 $899.69 $21.94

Firefighter Level 1

$1017.96

$1043.41

$25.45

Firefighter Level 2

$1074.52

$1101.39

$26.87

Qualified Firefighter

$1131.07

$1159.35

$28.28

Senior Firefighter

$1176.34

$1205.75

$29.41

Leading Firefighter

$1266.82

$1298.49

$31.67

Station Officer Level 1

$1357.23

$1391.16

$33.93

Station Officer Level 2

$1413.87

$1449.23

$35.36

Inspector

$1681.42

$1723.45

$42.03

Superintendent

$2110.41

$2163.17

$52.76

Chief Superintendent

$2280.19

$2337.19

$57.00

Operational Support Level 1

$1283.36

$1315.44

$32.08

Operational Support Level 2

$1517.07

$1555.00

$37.93

Operational Support Level 3

$1844.04

$1890.14

$46.10

Operational Support Level 4

$2124.30

$2177.41

$53.11

Operational Support Level 5

$2280.21

$2337.21

$57.00

Allowance

Old Rate

New Rate

Increase

Laundry expenses (pw)

$28.65

$29.37

$0.72

Kilometre Allowance (per km)

$0.93

$0.95

$0.02

Major Aerial Allowance (pw)

$43.26

$44.34

$1.08

Minor Aerial Allowance (pw)

$16.22

$16.63

$0.41

BA/Hazmat Allowance (pw)

$86.53

$88.69

$2.16

Hazmat Support Allowance (pw)

$17.31

$17.74

$0.43

Comms Allowance, Firefighters (pw)

$134.53

$137.89

$3.36

Comms Allowance, Officers (pw)

$145.88

$149.53

$3.65

Comms Allowance, Snr Officers (pw)

$170.02

$174.27

$4.25

Country Allowance (pw)

$5.86

$6.01

$0.15

Remote Area Allowance (pw)

$22.48

$23.04

$0.56

Rescue Allowance (pw)

$37.60

$38.54

$0.94

Service Allowance (pw)

5 to 10 years

10 to 15 years

15 + years or more

$3.48

$6.96

$10.44

$3.57

$7.14

$10.71

$0.09

$0.18

$0.27

Relieving Allowance (per shift)

$24.88

$25.50

$0.62

Accommodation Contribution (pw)

$29.70

$30.40

$0.70


Simon Flynn

State Secretary