October 20, 2017

SITREP 33 gave notice of the Union’s 107th Annual General meeting to be held commencing next week. Notice is hereby given in accordance with Rule 12 that a Special General Meeting will be held concurrently with next week’s AGM to consider the following recommendation from the Union’s Sydney Outer West Sub-Branch:

“That the Permanent Award should be amended to allow members who give 64 weeks or less written notice of their date of resignation (including retirement) from FRNSW should be allowed the choice of:

  1. a) taking their annual leave as scheduled, or: 
  2. b) deferring taking their annual leave until immediately prior to leaving; or 
  3. c) not taking any annual leave prior to leaving and instead being paid the value of their accumulated annual leave on exit.”

Members are reminded that as per Rule 11, the opening section meeting is the only meeting at which motions may be amended. The AGM/SGM meetings details are as follows:

Thursday 26 October 1000 hrs Trades Hall Auditorium, Goulburn St Sydney   (Opening AGM/SGM)
1830 hrs 36 Crows Nest   (Sydney North Sub-Branch)
Friday 27 October 0930 hrs 304 Gosford   (Central Coast Sub-Branch)
1330 hrs 260 Newcastle   (Newcastle Sub-Branch)
Sunday 29 October 0900 hrs 8 Liverpool   (Sydney South West Sub-Branch)
1600 hrs 216 Bathurst   (Country Sub-Branch)
Monday 30 October 1000 hrs 207 Albion Park   (Illawarra Sub-Branch)
1800 hrs 21 Kogarah   (Sydney South Sub-Branch)
Tuesday 31 October 1000 hrs Alexandria Training College   (Sydney Central Sub-Branch)
1300 hrs Block B, Amarina Avenue Greenacre   (Sydney Inner West Sub-Branch)
1800 hrs 97 Huntingwood   (Sydney Outer West Sub-Branch & AGM/SGM Close)


Retained and Country Sub-Branch members may meet locally (but once only) at any time between 1830 hours on Thursday 26 October and 0800 hours on Tuesday 31 October provided that:

  1. a)  a quorum of least seven financial Union members will be present throughout the course of the meeting; and
  2. b)  written notice of intention to hold a meeting together with the proposed time, date and location is received by the Union office by no later than 1700 hours on Tuesday 24 October.

Note that any Union member (permanent or retained) may attend any Sub-Branch meeting and vote on any General Meeting question, even if they are not a member of that Sub-Branch.

Leighton Drury
State Secretary

For a printable copy of this SITREP, please click here.

February 9, 2017

Proposed 2017 Awards now online, SGM to be held next week

A Special General Meeting will be held at 10am next Wednesday, 15 February at Trades Hall Auditorium, Sydney to allow members to consider and vote on the proposed 2017 Permanent and Retained Awards. Copies of both showing all proposed changes are available as links below.

Formal notification of the SGM, including the agenda and details of all sub-branch meetings to be held across the state (including metro areas) will be faxed to all members’ workplaces and posted on the Union’s website together with an overview of both proposals in SITREP 5 tomorrow.

Permanent Award 2017 (SITREP 04/17)

Retained Award 2017 (SITREP 04/17)

Leighton Drury
State Secretary

For a printable copy of this SITREP, please click here.

September 29, 2016

The State Committee of Management has resolved to hold the 106th AGM commencing Thursday 27 October 2016 at the Trades Hall Auditorium, 377 Sussex Street Sydney. Read more…

November 5, 2015

elliptical-trainers-1424300Inside this issue:

  • AGM/SGM results
  • Firefighters’ Health and Fitness Program already limping
  • FB Credit Union to merge?

Read more…

October 20, 2015

group meetingNotice of October Special General Meeting

Read more…

October 16, 2015

payslipInside this issue:

  • 105th AGM meeting dates, times and locations
  • 2016 Award claims – update #2

Read more…

November 4, 2014

Results of 2014 AGM/SGM

Over 1,300 retained and permanent members attended one of twenty four separate sub-branch meetings held around the state over the past week to consider and vote on the 3 AGM/SGM agenda questions, each of which were declared carried. The results from each meeting on each question are set out in the printable copy of this SITREP, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Jim Casey
State Secretary

October 17, 2014

Click here for the full AGM/SGM meeting details and agenda.


October 1, 2014

The State Committee of Management has resolved to hold the 104th AGM commencing Wednesday 29 October 2014 at the Trades Hall Auditorium, 377 Sussex Street Sydney.

Members are reminded that in accordance with Rule 11, the opening section of the AGM will be the only meeting at which the items on the attached agenda may be amended. Sub-Branch meetings will then consider and vote on the motions as finalised at the opening meeting, with a closing meeting to occur as follows: Read more…

March 18, 2014

group meetingRetained members were advised via last Friday’s SITREP 9/2014 that a statewide meeting of the Union’s Retained Sub-Branch (RSB) would be held this Thursday 20 March commencing at 1900 hours in order to allow retained members to consider and vote as a Sub-Branch to endorse or reject the Union’s proposed new Retained Award. Read more…

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