5 February, 2016
  • State Committee
  • Sydney or the bush?
  • Hydrant project-mongering
  • SMART update #1

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29 January, 2016
  • Are refreshment allowances still payable?
  • Prior employment recognised – update #3
  • FRNSW economic theory

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22 January, 2016
  • SMART it is, but without the rostering
  • LF and LSO advertisements
  • LFs, LSOs & Clause 28 transfer registers

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15 January, 2016
  • Check your payslips
  • Medical Review Consent? Say no
  • In brief …

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31 December, 2015

Inside this issue:

  • Not SMART: Department wrong on retained rostering

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23 December, 2015
  • Eligibility for LF and LSO positions
  • IMT on call = overtime
  • Retained attending major incidents
  • Union Office Christmas – New Year shutdown

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18 December, 2015

silence-1189377Inside this issue:

  • Some new Permanent Award provisions now operative
  • More LSOs advertised
  • SF competencies back in-house
  • Extra compensation for working Christmas Day?
  • Workplace Standards – silence is golden
  • Retained members: end of call, end of duty
  • Helmet stickers and 2016 cards/calendars

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11 December, 2015

MovemberInside this issue:

  • Additional public holiday 28 December
  • Baird’s new fire tax – Robin Hood in reverse
  • Effective trade unionism on trial
  • Movember update – FBEU wins again

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10 December, 2015

Firefighters slam unfair new emergency services tax

Firefighters have attacked the NSW Government’s proposed new emergency services tax, saying it will most impact those least able to afford it, while unequally benefiting big business.

The Fire Brigade Employees’ Union also criticised Emergency Services Minister David Elliott for calling those unable to afford home insurance “shirkers”, comparing the statement to former Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s infamous claim that poor people don’t drive. Read more…

27 November, 2015

speeding-2-1160357Inside this issue:

  • Prior employment recognised – update #2
  • Kilometre claims: specified journey or official business?
  • In brief …

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