December 31, 2015

Inside this issue:

  • Not SMART: Department wrong on retained rostering

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December 18, 2015

silence-1189377Inside this issue:

  • Some new Permanent Award provisions now operative
  • More LSOs advertised
  • SF competencies back in-house
  • Extra compensation for working Christmas Day?
  • Workplace Standards – silence is golden
  • Retained members: end of call, end of duty
  • Helmet stickers and 2016 cards/calendars

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December 11, 2015

MovemberInside this issue:

  • Additional public holiday 28 December
  • Baird’s new fire tax – Robin Hood in reverse
  • Effective trade unionism on trial
  • Movember update – FBEU wins again

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December 10, 2015

Firefighters slam unfair new emergency services tax

Firefighters have attacked the NSW Government’s proposed new emergency services tax, saying it will most impact those least able to afford it, while unequally benefiting big business.

The Fire Brigade Employees’ Union also criticised Emergency Services Minister David Elliott for calling those unable to afford home insurance “shirkers”, comparing the statement to former Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s infamous claim that poor people don’t drive. Read more…

November 27, 2015

speeding-2-1160357Inside this issue:

  • Prior employment recognised – update #2
  • Kilometre claims: specified journey or official business?
  • In brief …

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November 20, 2015

give-way-1444077Inside this issue:

  • 10/14 versus 24 hrs – who gives way? Update #1
  • Leading Firefighters now acting up

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November 20, 2015

Firefighters alarmed as Climate Council report reveals fire seasons have grown by 19 per cent

New research revealing a lengthening of bushfire seasons due to climate change and rapidly increasing pressures on the resources available to fight blazes must lead to urgent action at State and Federal levels to protect lives and property, according to the firefighters’ union.

The findings of the report, The Burning Issue: Climate Change and the Australian Bushfire Threat, confirm the anecdotal experiences of firefighters who are seeing major bushfires more frequently, with increasingly unpredictable behaviour adding to the danger faced by those fighting them. Read more…

November 5, 2015

elliptical-trainers-1424300Inside this issue:

  • AGM/SGM results
  • Firefighters’ Health and Fitness Program already limping
  • FB Credit Union to merge?

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October 24, 2015

CalculatorInside this issue:

  • Proposed Awards – an overview
  • 2016 Retained Award
  • 2016 Permanent Award

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October 20, 2015

group meetingNotice of October Special General Meeting

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