25 July, 2014

Award negotiationsInside this issue:

  • AMP triggers – update #1
  • Retainer rip-off: Union launches recovery campaign for affected members
  • Performance management in MW2

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18 July, 2014

Friday 18 July 2014

Four full-time firefighters were left stranded in Concord Fire Station, unable to respond to a major fire at a boarding house just two kilometres away, after a budget-saving measure left them without access to a firetruck.

Emergency services were called just before 6pm on Wednesday night to the blaze in a hostel on Parramatta Road, Concord, where four occupants had to be rescued by firefighters.

The Fire Brigade Employees’ Union said that the firefighting appliance from Concord Fire Station had been sent to the northern beaches for the day as part of a budget cutting policy introduced by the NSW Liberal Government. Read more…

11 July, 2014

plate and cutleryInside this issue:

  • Grand Designs at Greenacre
  • Meal and travel allowance increased from 1 July 2014
  • Workers comp – Liberals’ cuts exposed

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4 July, 2014

BTB - Rally - email insertInside this issue:

  • Disturbance Allowances – what, when and how?
  • New Helmets?
  • Nobel prize winner – Abbott budget a “crime”
  • Bust the Budget on 6 July

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27 June, 2014

gavel2Inside this issue:

  • Permanent members’ backpay dispute – update #3
  • Union dues – increase and tax reminder
  • Baird Govt spears High Court challenge?
  • Bust the Budget on 6 July

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21 June, 2014

Today marks the second anniversary of the FBEU’s successful general strike over the Liberal/National Coalition’s attacks on our workers comp. That strike was a significant victory for two reasons: firstly, it has meant that literally millions of dollars have since been paid to injured firefighters who otherwise would not have been covered under the O’Farrell/Baird Government’s vicious workers comp “reforms”; and secondly, it was the first (and arguably only) time the Government has been beaten back by direct industrial action. Read more…

20 June, 2014

Stack Of CoinsInside this issue:

  • Permanent members’ backpay dispute – update #2
  • NSW Budget – the Coalition hates you

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17 June, 2014

Permanent members’ backpay dispute – update #2

As reported in SITREP 21/14, the backpay dispute returned to the IRC at 4pm today on an application from the employer seeking directions that the Union lift its bans. Read more…

17 June, 2014

BTB - Rally - email insertInside this issue:

  • Permanent members’ backpay dispute – update #1
  • Commissioner cornered on country reliefs
  • Bust the Budet rally 6 July

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14 June, 2014

Permanent members’ backpay in doubt, Bans to commence at 1800 hours today

Last week’s SITREP 20/14 reported that the Government’s failure to confirm agreement for permanent members’ backpay to 21 February while award negotiations proceeded had led the IRC to list the matter for report back at 4pm yesterday afternoon. Read more…

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