December 19, 2008

Following proceedings before the Industrial Relations Commission this week, the Union and Department have now agreed upon the following guidelines for the use of relievers within Metropolitan Zones. The parties have also agreed that relievers may be directed to relieve anywhere within and between all Regional Zones, provided that individual cases can be reviewed on case-by-case basis, as and when needed.

Members are reminded that these guidelines apply to relievers only. If you are not a reliever then you cannot be directed to relieve outside of your own Fire District unless you are claiming residential priority for a transfer register area, in which case you may be directed (subject to annual out-duty limits) to relieve at any station within that transfer register area.
The Union’s instruction dated 12 December 2008 is therefore rescinded and replaced with the following set of agreed guidelines for relieving within the Metropolitan Operations area:
1. Within Sydney
Relievers based within ME1, ME2, ME3, MS2, MS3, MW1 and MW2 may be directed to relieve within and between those seven Zones.
2. Within Metro North
Relievers based within MN1, MN2 and MN3 may be directed to relieve within and between those three Zones.
3. Within Metro South
Relievers based within MS1, MS2, MS3, ME1 and ME3 may be directed to relieve within and between those five Zones and at any of the following stations:
MW2: 41, 49, 55, 73, 101
4. Within Metro West
Relievers based within MW1, MW2 and MW3 may be directed to relieve within and between those three Zones.
5. Between the Lower
Hunter and Sydney
Relievers based within MN3 may be directed to relieve at 75 (only) and relievers based at 75 (only) within MN3.
6. Between Newcastle
and Sydney
Relievers based within MN1 and ME2 may be directed to relieve between those two Zones and at any of the following stations:
MW1: 43, 63, 71, 94 and 97
MW2: 23, 27, 42, 57, 59, 65 and 67
7. Between the Central
Coast and Sydney
Relievers based within MN2 and ME2 may be directed to relieve between those two Zones and at any of the following stations:
ME1: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, and 18
ME3: 5, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 28, 52, 62 and 64
MW1: 30, 43, 55, 63, 71, 72, 94, 97
MW2: 23, 27, 42, 57, 59, 65 and 67
MS2: 26, 35 and 39
8. Between Comms
Centres
Relievers attached to Comms Centres may be directed to relieve at an adjacent Comms Centre only.
Members should note that:
Relieving Inspectors may be directed to relieve anywhere.
Nothing in these guidelines acts to prevent a member from electing to relieve or perform out-duties elsewhere.
There is no longer any restriction on the number of relievers (or out-duties) who can be 
“leap-frogged” in order to fill a vacancy.
Simon Flynn
State Secretary Friday 19th December, 2008

Members are reminded that these guidelines apply to relievers only. If you are not a reliever then you cannot be directed to relieve outside of your own Fire District unless you are claiming residential priority for a transfer register area, in which case you may be directed (subject to annual out-duty limits) to relieve at any station within that transfer register area.

The Union’s instruction dated 12 December 2008 is therefore rescinded and replaced with the following set of agreed guidelines for relieving within the Metropolitan Operations area:

1. Within Sydney

Relievers based within ME1, ME2, ME3, MS2, MS3, MW1 and MW2 may be directed to relieve within and between those seven Zones.

2. Within Metro North

Relievers based within MN1, MN2 and MN3 may be directed to relieve within and between those three Zones.

3. Within Metro South

Relievers based within MS1, MS2, MS3, ME1 and ME3 may be directed to relieve within and between those five Zones and at any of the following stations:

MW2: 41, 49, 55, 73, 101

4. Within Metro West

Relievers based within MW1, MW2 and MW3 may be directed to relieve within and between those three Zones.

5. Between the Lower

Hunter and Sydney

Relievers based within MN3 may be directed to relieve at 75 (only) and relievers based at 75 (only) within MN3.

6. Between Newcastle

and Sydney

Relievers based within MN1 and ME2 may be directed to relieve between those two Zones and at any of the following stations:

MW1: 43, 63, 71, 94 and 97

MW2: 23, 27, 42, 57, 59, 65 and 67

7. Between the Central

Coast and Sydney

Relievers based within MN2 and ME2 may be directed to relieve between those two Zones and at any of the following stations:

ME1: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, and 18

ME3: 5, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 28, 52, 62 and 64

MW1: 30, 43, 55, 63, 71, 72, 94, 97

MW2: 23, 27, 42, 57, 59, 65 and 67

MS2: 26, 35 and 39

8. Between Comms

Centres

Relievers attached to Comms Centres may be directed to relieve at an adjacent Comms Centre only.


Members should note that:

Relieving Inspectors may be directed to relieve anywhere.

Nothing in these guidelines acts to prevent a member from electing to relieve or perform out-duties elsewhere.

There is no longer any restriction on the number of relievers (or out-duties) who can be 
“leap-frogged” in order to fill a vacancy.


Simon Flynn

State Secretary