December 20, 1995

The Union’s continual complaints to the Department over it’s practice of issuing letters to members for alleged breaches of sick-leave “protocols” has resulted in the discontinuation of this pathetic, punitive measure. Read more…

December 20, 1995

To all members

The FBEU State Committee of Management and Office staff wish all members and their families a very merry Xmas. Read more…

December 15, 1995

In light of recent changes implemented at the Chullora complex, the Union issues the following directive: Read more…

November 27, 1995

Naotice is hereby given that a meeting of the Inspectors’ Sub-Branch shall be held as follows; Read more…

November 27, 1995

Permanent members have recently received information from the “Retained Firefighters Federation (inc.)” concerning a “Corporate Plan Mobile Phone Account”. Read more…

November 15, 1995

Your Union “How To Vote”

Members would be aware that following Union industrial action, agreement from the Department was finally reached to establish seven OH&S Committees, including a Central Committee. Read more…

November 6, 1995

In accordance with Rule 47, Amendment of Rules, members are hereby notified of the following Rule amendments concerning Rule 51, Sub-Branches which were adopted by the State Committee of Management at it’s October 27 meeting. The present Rule is provided first, with that part to be amended underlined. The proposed Rule is provided immediately thereunder, with amendments in bold. An explanation to each proposed Rule change is provided below, in italics. Read more…

August 28, 1995

Following strong representations from the Union, the Minister for Emergency Services has appointed an independent expert to review the management of workers’ compensation and rehabilitation in the NSW Fire Brigades.  The Union’s action in seeking this review was based on the large number of complaints from firefighters about the handling of their workers’ compensation claims and/or their rehabilitation programs Read more…

August 19, 1995

TRAINING OF FIRE FIGHTERS TO OCCUPY NEW POSITIONS IN COMMUNICATIONS CENTRES SYDNEY, NEWCASTLE AND WOLLONGONG.

Following extensive negotiations between the Department, the members concerned and the Union on the manner in which fire fighters occupying new positions in communications centres are to be trained, agreement has been reached to conduct that training as follows: Read more…

July 31, 1995

The Victorian Branch of the United Firefighters Union of Australia has been locked in a heated wage dispute with the Kennett Government and Metropolitan Fire Brigade Board (MFB) for over five months. The Union has to date flatly rejected the 10% on offer which is tied to a requirement to undertake First Responder medical duties. The Union is demanding 16% without any trade-offs, and has refused to consider any First Responder role as part of these negotiations. Read more…

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