August 25, 2000

Funeral for the late Senior Firefighter Ray Watson

The Union has conveyed our deepest sympathy on behalf of all elected officials and rank and file members to the family of our comrade of 34 years, Senior Firefighter Ray Watson, following his tragic death in the line of duty during firefighting operations at Cranebrook on the evening of August 23 last. Read more…

August 16, 2000

Coming on top of earlier offers, each of which was put to us at the time as their bottom line, the Government presented us with a “discussion paper” on July 7. Subsequent meetings combined with correspondence received this week have confirmed that this discussion paper now forms the Government’s latest offer. Read more…

August 15, 2000

The Government today placed half-page ads concerning the D&D Dispute in the Sydney Morning Herald (at a cost of $20,000) and the Daily Telegraph ($10,000). Frankly we found their ad to be about as hard-hitting (and accurate) as the daily astrology readings it was hidden under back on page 30.
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August 11, 2000

The Union’s State Committee of Management held an urgent meeting today to consider the further direction of the long-running Death and Disability Dispute. At the conclusion of an extensive debate, punctuated by a further meeting with Government representatives this afternoon which again came to nothing, the State Committee’s elected officials unanimously resolved as follows: Read more…

August 9, 2000

On 1 August 1999 our Union began a campaign of direct industrial action, including various bans and stop work action, which ultimately continued in one form or another through until the signing of a “peace agreement” with the NSW Government on 15 December. That agreement included a timetable for the negotiation and conclusion of new awards and new D&D arrangements by 31 March this year. We now have new awards in place for both retained and permanent members, but we still have no agreement on D&D.
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July 28, 2000

First SGM, 20 July 2000

(1) Adoption or Rejection of Award Clause 14 re “Special Duties” positions Read more…

July 14, 2000

On July 7 members were advised of a Special General Meeting to be held this coming Thursday, July 20 on the single issue of Special Duties. This SGM will effectively decide whether or not the Special Duties concept (where the requirement to hold a certain rank for agreed positions may no longer apply) is implemented or rejected. Read more…

July 14, 2000

As advised in the notice of June 15, the Union’s State Committee of Management has now approved of amendments to Rule 6 of our Union’s Rules which reflect the Howard Government’s imposition of the GST on trade union membership dues. Read more…

July 11, 2000

All permanent members will be paid at the new 3% increased rates of pay provided under the 2000 Award this Thursday 13 July. These rates will be applied retrospectively back to February 25, being the first day of the new pay period which followed the commencement of the new Award. Read more…

July 7, 2000

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS
1st MEETING,
Thursday 20th July, 2000 Read more…

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