May 15, 2018

Inside this issue:

  • FRNSW Plus Plan launched
  • Fitness Drill update
  • DISC profiling is voluntary
  • Recalls and kilometres – update #4
  • 2018 REX set for 24 July

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May 1, 2018
  • 2018 Election of the State Committee
    Official results declared
  • May Day marches 2018 Read more…
April 27, 2018
  • 2018 Election of the State Committee
    Unofficial results Read more…
April 24, 2018
  • Tathra review – update #1
  • Recalls and kilometres – update #3
  • Transfers to the GSA
  • 2018 Election of the State Committee
    Voting closes Thursday

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April 14, 2018

Inside this issue:

  • 2018 Election of the State Committee, Voting now underway
  • Tathra review
  • In brief…
    – Recalls and kilometres
    – Health and fitness checks
    – MFR is injuring NZ firefighters

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March 29, 2018

Inside this issue:

  • Easter Sunday: Overtime for Retained members
  • Easter Sunday: Consolidated leave for Permanent members
  • In brief…
    – Tathra review announced
    – Health and fitness testing
    – 2018 election of the State Committee

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March 22, 2018

Inside this issue:

  • “Union bastards” expose the truth
  • 2018 Election of the State Committee – update #3

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March 22, 2018
March 21, 2018
March 20, 2018

Tathra Fire
Union slams RFS cover up, confirms turf war

The 6,300 member Fire Brigade Employees’ Union of NSW (FBEU) has slammed attempts by Rural Fire Service management to deflect criticism of its handling of the Tathra fire disaster as a cover up.

“The excuses coming of out RFS Head Office today don’t stack up,” said FBEU State Secretary Leighton Drury.

“Fire and Rescue NSW crews were on stand by to help, but an ongoing turf war between the state’s two fire services caused RFS Head Office to refuse FRNSW offers of assistance until it was all too late.”

“There must be an independent inquiry into what went wrong. If RFS management is found to have rejected FRNSW’s offers of assistance then heads should roll.”

“The competition between the state’s two fire services is dysfunctional and dangerous. In this case it has contributed to the loss of scores of homes that may have been saved had FRNSW urban crews been in Tathra. It has to stop.”

Leighton Drury
State Secretary

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