December 24, 2003

The Union Office will close for its annual Christmas/New Year break at 1400 hours today, Wednesday 24 December and resume operations on Monday 5 January. Read more…

December 12, 2003

I am pleased to report that detailed and fruitful discussions between the parties were held during the course of yesterday and again today, and that as a result the Union’s officials have this afternoon agreed to lift our bans on the new Communications SOGs and the servicing of PPVs. Read more…

December 3, 2003

It is deeply disappointing that the Commissioner yesterday chose to attack the Union’s officials rather than to address the real issue in question, which is the employer’s continued refusal to recognise any of your new roles or responsibilities during these negotiations. Read more…

December 1, 2003

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November 29, 2003

Inside this notice:

  • Relievers and Out-duties
  • Sick Leave
  • 38 hr leave flexibility
  • The rough end of the pineapple

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November 29, 2003

The new Communications SOGS which were orginally scheduled to be introduced on Sunday 12 November, but were deferred until 0800 hrs tomorrow, Sunday 30 November have been banned by the Union, effective immediately. Read more…

November 29, 2003

The Department this week instructed Station Officers and Captains to arrange for the servicing of positive pressure ventilators (PPVs) annually, with the first such service to “take place as soon as practicable”. Read more…

November 12, 2003

About the Union’s new rank structure

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November 7, 2003

Whilst our negotiations had progressed (albeit slowly) over the last fortnight, they took a decided turn for the worse this week when the Government confirmed its offer to be a firm, flat 3% per annum over the life of a new two-year Award (ie, 3% in Feb 2004 and another 3% in Feb 2005). If you think that’s unacceptable, then so too does the Union’s State Committee. Read more…

October 29, 2003

Reframing Responsibility: the insurance industry’s attempt to “free-ride” on NSW taxpayers

FBEU submission to the
NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into
Fire Service Funding

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