August 27, 2010

Inside this issue:

  • Permanent members maintaining minimum staffing at retained stations
  • Joint Drug and Alcohol Protocol still in place
  • Retained Community First Responder claim
  • In Orders moved to Wednesday – why?

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February 26, 2010

agreementInside this issue:

  • Waratah Dispute settled with new stations and extra jobs
  • Drug and alcohol protocol
  • All permanent members fined today

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January 7, 2005

Inside this notice:

  • Special Case update
  • Extra consolidated leave
  • Sick leave monitoring
  • Retained SASS members and D&D
  • Drug and Alcohol Policy

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June 6, 1997

Members would be aware that the Union has been negotiating with the Department for several years now in order to agree on a suitable Drug and Alcohol Protocol for the Brigades. The Union’s State Committee has thoroughly debated the draft Protocol, and now recommends the Protocol (summary attached, and full copy provided both with this notice and separately to Union delegates) for adoption by the Union’s rank and file. [Read more]

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March 13, 1996

All members would be aware of the Commissioner’s Bulletin titled “Consuming Alcohol on Shift” dated 7th March, 1996. In that bulletin the Commissioner takes a very strong stand against drugs and alcohol in the workplace, a position shared by the Union. On the basis of members’ health and safety alone, the Union agrees that there is simply no room for the consumption of drugs and alcohol within the operations of a professional fire service – permanent and retained members alike. [Read more]

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