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.”

May 26, 2017

Inside this issue:

  • Mobility and Transfer Policy – update #3
  • FESL leaflet now available – update #1
  • NSW Coalition has privatised $53 billion of our assets

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May 19, 2017

Inside this issue:

  • e-Recalls initiative
  • FESL leaflet now available
  • In brief

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May 13, 2017

Inside this issue:

  • 50/50 recruitment
  • Permanent Stand Bys for retained shortages
  • J and Z Relieving to finish by 30 June – update #1

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May 5, 2017
  • The Fire and Emergency Services Levy
  • Permanent members – Cyclone Debbie – update #1
  • Permanent members – North Coast floods – update #1
  • J and Z Relieving to finish by 30 June
  • Mobility and Transfer Policy – update #2
  • Health and Fitness testing – update #1

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April 28, 2017


May Day 2017

The Newcastle and Illawarra Sub-Branches are once again joining this year’s May Day celebrations with members from both Sub-Branches joining their local marches in Newcastle and Wollongong respectively. Note that the NSB is marching tomorrow, whereas the ISB and Sydney marches are being held on the following weekend. The details for each follow below.

Please note that a renewed drive to contain Union expenditure means that unlike in previous years, the Union will not be providing food or drinks however free commemorative t-shirts will again be available for attending members and their families.


This Sunday, 30 April

Assemble at Hamilton train station at 10am for a 10.30am march to Gregson Park via Beaumont Street.


 Next Saturday, 6 May

Assemble at the South Coast Labor Council headquarters at Lowden Square, opposite Wollongong railway station, at 10am.


Next Sunday, 7 May

Assemble at Hyde Park North from 12 midday. We will then be marching together to Prince Alfred Park where there will be live music, food and entertainment, with activities and rides for all ages.


Leighton Drury
State Secretary


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April 21, 2017
  • Permanent members – Cyclone Debbie, Queensland
  • Permanent members – North Coast floods
  • Retained members – North Coast floods and Cyclone Debbie
  • Tamworth to go 10/14
  •  RBRP update #3
  •  Union fined $84,000 Read more…
April 13, 2017
  • Easter Sunday – Retained members
  • Easter Sunday – Permanent members
  • Updates from SITREP 14

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