December 23, 1997

The annual review of the meal, travelling and related allowances in the NSW Public Service Travelling Compensation Award, has resulted in an increase to the following rates in the Firefighter’s Awards: Read more…

December 16, 1997

Dear Comrades,

Re: Station Officers’ (Post) Promotion List

You are likely now aware that the Union’s AGM held December 5 carried the following resolution: Read more…

December 16, 1997

Dear Comrade,

I am writing on behalf of the FBEU to ask that you seriously consider your future as a professional firefighter when voting in this coming Saturday’s by-election.

Since its election in March 1995, the Carr Labor Government has introduced many progressive reforms which have seen NSW move from strength to strength after 8 years of Greiner/Fahey neglect. But it is primarily due to the ALP’s efforts with the NSW Fire Brigades that I ask you to seriously consider voting Labor (if you aren’t already intending to do so). Read more…

December 4, 1997

4th December, 1997

To Rescue/Bushfire Section &

1, 8, 15, 20, 36, 59, 63, 68, 75, 84, 86, 260, 503 Stns

Dear Comrades,


I have recently become aware that some members have been led to believe the Union’s recent bans and limitations have impeded the NSWFB’s attempts for a larger stake in USAR. Regrettably, some within management are taking every opportunity to spread this misinformation in a shoddy attempt to deflect criticism from themselves, and to have a cheap shot at the Union in the bargain. Read more…

December 1, 1997

Trades Hall Auditorium, Goulburn Street, Sydney

1000 hours, Friday 5th December, 1997 Read more…

November 26, 1997

Due to the united industrial action of permanent and retained members over the last month, the Department today accepted the Union’s terms for settlement. Read more…

November 22, 1997
  • This dispute is NOT about one member, it is about principles which affect ALL members: job-security, fitness testing, off-duty injury & superannuation.
  • It DOES affect both permanent and retained members.
  • The Dept., through the BMO, continues to refuse to return a member to firefighting duties after a workers compensation injury – not because of that injury, but because the employer now alleges him to be “obese”. Read more…
November 21, 1997

The Union’s State Committee of Management met today to consider the current dispute, resulting in a unanimous decision to escalate the Union’s industrial action. A notice will follow separately in order to provide further information for members. However, the Commissioner’s latest “Duty of Care” message should be dismissed for the rubbish that it is. Every member should be under no illusion – this dispute is not about 1 member. The Commissioner today confirmed to your elected officials that it WILL impact on EVERY member, permanent and retained. It’s really about your job-security, and superannuation. Read more…

November 14, 1997

The Department continues to refuse to negotiate with the Union in relation to the current dispute, despite bans and limitations being imposed at 1800 hours on 7 November 1997.  The Union’s numerous attempts to avoid this dispute are documented below. Read more…

November 12, 1997

(Stn’s 26, 35, 13, 29, 28, 10, 5, 9, 20, 1, 100, Insp. Sth – and ALL members)

As part of the current Union bans and limitations in place throughout the state, all members are instructed to neither participate in, nor attend the joint services’ emergency drill scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday 13th November at Kingsford-Smith Airport, Mascot. Read more…

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