June 8, 2012

In this issue:

  • SGM and Workers Comp Rally – next Wednesday 13 June
  • Incident Ground Meal Guide banned
  • 16 hours maximum – it’s the law
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May 18, 2012

Inside this issue:

  • O’Farrell’s class war ramps up – workers compensation blitzkrieg
  • Motorcycle club raids – we aren’t the cops
  • Meal and Refreshment Allowances – Union Prosecution
  • The Unmeritorious Department
  • Baulkham Hills matrix distance – update
  • Correct Stat Dec form

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April 20, 2012

In this issue:

  • Petty cash for meal and refreshment allowances – it’s the law
  • ESS (T&E) Claims – oh those problems?!
  • Financial relief for June/Sept 2011 stop works – 1 May deadline
  • May Day March 2012 – Sunday 6 May
  • 2012 Death and Disability Award filed
  • Regional Hazmat and Comms Selection Procedures
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March 9, 2012

In this issue:

  • Wage rise in this week’s pay
  • Meal and Refreshment Allowances update
  • Twilight Zones
  • Business managers out of control
  • O’Farrell’s war on workers – update

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March 2, 2012

In this issue:

  • Meals and refreshment allowances attacked again
  • Leave to appeal against LSV dispute orders denied
  • Incident ground health monitoring update

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February 10, 2012


Inside this issue:

  • Yes, tea and coffee are still refreshments – Part 3
  • Australian Firefighters Health Study update

 

 

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October 7, 2011

Inside this issue:

  • Update on Alternate Duties terminations
  • Mental Health Month – Website update
  • Yes, tea and coffee are still refreshments – Part 2

 

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January 8, 2010

cutleryInside this issue:

  • Department backs down on dinner allowance
  • Don’t get caught out – have an observer
  • South Yorkshire firefighters threatened with mass sackings again

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October 24, 2008

Today’s In Orders announce the introduction of refreshment packs and fresh incident catering for fourth alarm and greater calls. The Union has been consulted throughout the development of this proposal and agrees that in all instances the provision of food is preferable to the payment of the relevant allowances. Given the change in arrangements for providing refreshments and meals and the onset of the Bushfire period where extended incidents become more prevalent, the Union thought is was timely to remind members of all of their entitlements relating to fire ground meals.

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January 22, 2008

A Station Officer recently contacted the Union after he was directed to seek approval from his Inspector before he paid meal allowance claims. Whilst this is not a common occurrence, it is worth reminding members, and more to the point the Department, that under the Award the officer-in-charge is authorised to make these payments. [Read more]

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