December 13, 2006

All members should by now be aware that after over a year of negotiations for improvements to our Union’s Death and Disability Scheme, we have reached a crisis point. Read more…

November 28, 2006

On Monday earlier this week, your Union met with representatives of the Department to discuss the operational aspects of the NSW Fire Brigade Boat, that’s unimaginatively referred to as “Marine 1”. For the interest of members, this notice shows where discussions are at and what the Department has in mind. Read more…

November 28, 2006

The Unions Death and Disability Award settled after five long years of negotiations, stop work meetings, relieving bans and the Union’s largest ever political and industrial campaign is once again back on the agenda. Read more…

November 27, 2006

On Tuesday the 14th of November the High Court of Australia handed down a decision that will fundamentally change the way that all workers in Australia including firefighters deal with their employers. Read more…

November 22, 2006

What it means for Firefighters

From the Union’s perspective, this case is very significant. Besides being the first time the Department has been held criminally responsible for its behaviour, this case sheets home responsibility for the past and to a certain extent, clarifies the obligations of firefighters for the future.  Read more…

November 17, 2006

On Tuesday the 14th November 2006 the High Court of Australia handed down one of its most historic decisions since Federation (1901) The Court ruled that it is indeed legal for the Howard Government to legislate to over-ride the power of the State Governments to regulate wages and conditions. Read more…

November 16, 2006

The Union’s 96th Annual General Meeting concluded at the Tom Mann Threatre, Surry Hills last Wednesday 15 November. The collective results from this and the various Country, Retained, Newcastle, Central Coast, Illawarra, Sydney North West and Sydney South West Sub-Branch meetings were as follows: Read more…

November 3, 2006

Most members would be aware that the RFS Commissioner, Phil Koperberg, has confirmed his intention to contest the seat of Katoomba for Labor in the March 2007 state election. Frankly, nobody is more surprised than the FBEU to see Phil Koperberg aligning himself with the so-called “Hard Left” of the ALP. Read more…

October 27, 2006

The Australian Congress of Trade Union’s (ACTU) has this week concluded its latest Triennial National Congress with a unanimous vote in support of its campaign to overturn the Howard Governments labour laws. Read more…

October 20, 2006

More than a month has passed since the Union’s membership resolved at the recent Special General Meeting to trial several initiatives to reduce the burden of overtime. Read more…

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