March 29, 2018

Inside this issue:

  • Easter Sunday: Overtime for Retained members
  • Easter Sunday: Consolidated leave for Permanent members
  • In brief…
    – Tathra review announced
    – Health and fitness testing
    – 2018 election of the State Committee

Easter Sunday

Overtime for Retained members

Retained members are reminded that any and all work performed between 0001 and 2400 hours this Easter Sunday, 1 April will be paid at overtime rates (see Retained Award subclause 6.10.3), except for Retained members at the Royal Easter Show who are already on a higher rate of pay (see subclause 6.8).

Consolidated leave for Permanent members

Any permanent member of Inspector rank and below who works between 0001 and 2400 hours this Easter Sunday, 1 April will be credited with the same number of hours of consolidated leave as the hours worked (see Permanent Award subclause 6.4.2). The rostered shifts fall as follows:

Back to Back Roster:

F Platoon = 12 hours consolidated leave (0600 to 1800 hours)

10/14 Roster:

C Platoon = 8 hours consolidated leave (0001 to 0800 hours)
A Platoon = 10 hours consolidated leave (0800 to 1800 hours)
B Platoon = 6 hours consolidated leave (1800 to 0000 hours)

24 hour roster:

C Platoon = 8 hours consolidated leave (0001 to 0800 hours)
B Platoon = 16 hours consolidated leave (0800 to 0000 hours)

Members who work on Easter Sunday for any reason, including overtime, will also accrue the same number of hours of consolidated leave as the hours worked that day. This consolidated leave is in addition to the overtime paid for that work. Members who are rostered to work on Easter Sunday but do not actually work on the day for any reason, including any form of leave or a part change of shift, will not be credited with the consolidated leave. Members who work a change of shift on Sunday get the consolidated leave, not the member who was rostered to work.

In brief … 

  • Details of the review of the Tathra disaster that was announced by the Government are now to hand, with two terms of reference – reviewing both the response to that particular incident and the call taking and dispatch arrangements of both services across the state. The Union has been invited to make a submission prior to the 16 April deadline, with a preliminary report expected by 7 May.
  • The question of health and fitness testing returned to the IRC today, with progress made on the Health Check details but no resolution reached. The Union and Department have been directed to meet again prior to returning to the IRC on 13 April, so more to follow then.
  • Ballot papers for this year’s tri-ennial elections will be mailed to all members’ postal addresses next week. For members seeking information on the candidates contesting the eight separate offices up for election, a “Candidate Info” page can be found as a link from the tabs along the top of our website, with a short profile available for each candidate who has submitted one to date.

Leighton Drury
State Secretary

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