May 4, 2012

CODE RED: PETTY CASH, MEAL AND REFRESHMENT ALLOWANCE DISPUTE – OUT-DUTIES BANNED FROM 1800 HRS

As a result of the Department’s continued refusal to abide by the clear provisions of our Awards (subclauses 10.3.1 and 10.4.1 of the Permanent Award, and subclause 8.3.1 of the Retained Award) governing the payment of meal and refreshment allowances, it’s refusal to reimburse petty cash floats at stations and the regrettable fact that the processes required by the Industrial Relations Act to prosecute these breaches and to enforce the Awards are so delayed and protracted that they cannot be expected to restore members’ lawful entitlements for several months, the Union’s State Committee has resolved to issue the following instructions.

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October 20, 2011

Dept walks away from LSV agreement

When the Union settled the Waratah Fire Station dispute last year (see SITREP 8/2010 “Waratah dispute settled with new stations and extra jobs”), we did so with the clear intention of providing additional positions for alternate duties members. As SITREP 2010/8 reported, The 6 LSV’s will in future be staffed by permanent members on suitable duties, thereby allowing injured members to stay on the 10/14 rather than working day shift in the Zone Office”. [Read more]

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October 1, 2009

CODE REDThe 20 members of Class 25 of the Station Officer Promotional Program (SOPP) were meant to graduate as Station Officers tomorrow. Instead you will see them soon back on the station as Leading Firefighters, making this the first class to not be promoted since the SOPP first commenced back in 2002.

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