August 18, 2017
  • Emergency Services inquiry
  • Operational Support dispute – update #2
  • Health and Fitness testing – update #3
  • Regional North meetings this weekend

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August 11, 2017
  • RBRP threatens Retained system – update #4
  • Statutory Declarations – NSW or Commonwealth?
  • Northern Rivers and Cyclone Debbie – update #3

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August 4, 2017
  • LF test questions – update #1
  • Berejiklian’s FESL fail costs $25 milllion

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July 14, 2017
  • LF test questions – let the members decide
  • Operational Support dispute – update #1
  • In brief …

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July 7, 2017
  • J and Z Relieving to finish – update #3
  • Health and Fitness testing – update #2
  • Operational Support dispute
  • Meal and travel allowances increased on 1 July
  • In brief …

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June 30, 2017
  • Northern Rivers and Cyclone Debbie – update #2
  • J and Z Relieving to finish by 30 June – update #2
  • Workers comp strike 5th anniversary
  • 2017 Rex Threlfo Annual Toast Read more…
June 16, 2017

Inside this issue:

  • Retained authorised duties – know your rights
  • Can’t get to work due to emergency?
  • Workers’ share of GDP at lowest level since 1959
  • Grenfell Tower disaster

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June 14, 2017

Inside this issue:

  • e-Recalls initiative – update #1

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June 9, 2017
  • Berejiklian’s FESL backdown
  • More Leading ranks advertised
  • 2017 Rex Threlfo Annual Toast

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May 30, 2017

Firefighters welcome Berejiklian Govt’s fire levy backdown

The Fire Brigade Employees’ Union of NSW (FBEU), has welcomed the Premier’s announcement today that the Government’s controversial Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) has been postponed indefinitely.

“Today’s announcement is proof positive that the Premier and her Government got this billion dollar new tax hopelessly wrong,” said FBEU Secretary Leighton Drury.

“They had 6 years, an inquiry and interstate precedent to get this right, and yet they completely stuffed it.”

“The FESL is a bad tax, and the wrong way to go. It doesn’t need further review and tinkering, it needs to be scrapped.”

“The real question is why we need a levy at all? The FBEU agrees with the growing call for our fire services to be funded from consolidated revenue, just like police and other core public services.”

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