October 23, 1998

Owing to the successful conclusion of negotiations for country staffing, the Union has now accepted the de-staffing of the remaining permanently-staffed water tankers. During the course the of the Union’s Special General Meeting in June this year, the rank and file authorised the Union’s State Committee to negotiate the redistribution of those water tankers. Preliminary discussions between the parties have led to the Department advancing the following proposals: Read more…

October 23, 1998

NSW FIRE BRIGADE EMPLOYEES’ UNION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Members are hereby advised that, in accordance with Rule 11(3), notice is given of the Annual General Meeting of the New South Wales Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (FBEU). The meeting details are as follows: Read more…

October 20, 1998

The Union has been engaged in negotiations with the Department throughout today on the subject matter.

It has now been agreed that the Upgrade to SO and 3 Minimum Staffing at 238 Station will be introduced by no later than January 1, 1999.

It is intended that recruit training for the four retained firefighters will be completed by that time.  However, it has also been agreed that relievers will be directed to 238 Stn in order to support the increases in staff, in the event that training has not been completed by then. Read more…

October 7, 1998

As part of the negotiations surrounding the Union’s Country Staffing Proposal, the Department wrote, in the following terms, to the Union on 4 September 1998:

“The department recognises the unique circumstances surrounding the provision of specialist bush fire appliance and crews in the GSA and proposes to replace the existing pumpers at 48 Mortdale, 66 Rhodes, 72 Merrylands and 79 Ingleburn with new type 1 pumpers. These vehicles will enable the NSW Fire Brigades to provide a multi-function role from these strategic locations. Read more…

October 6, 1998

Yesterday the Commissioner NSWFB issued an e-mail message on the subject matter. It read as follows:

It is intended that the water tanker from Miranda be re-positioned at Engadine Fire Station with a retained firefighter crew. The recruitment process for retained firefighters has commenced and it is hoped that the water tanker at Engadine will be operational before Christmas. Read more…

October 2, 1998

I am pleased to advise that formal agreement on our Union’s country staffing proposal was reached with the Department last Friday, September 25. Read more…

October 1, 1998

The Union office has received a great deal of correspondence on the question of Leading Firefighter promotions to Station Officer after January 1, 1999. Read more…

September 25, 1998

Further to my notice to the above Stations yesterday, I am now able to advise that the State Committee today concluded formal and final agreement with the Department for our Union’s country staffing proposal, as endorsed by the rank and file membership at the June Special General Meetings. Read more…

September 24, 1998

Despite the fact the Department has done virtually everything it can to ensure that we do not reach a satisfactory agreement – and technically speaking, we still haven’t – the Union has agreed to allow the destaffing of the following 4 water tankers as of 0800 hours tomorrow morning: Read more…

September 18, 1998

Whist there is still no agreement at the time of writing, significant progress has been made in negotiations and formal agreement is now expected today. Read more…

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