November 21, 2007
On going complaints from members in regard to the standard and quality of meals on the fire ground have led to a large number of complaints to the Union. Accordingly members are reminded of the existing Award entitlements.
All members are entitled to meal allowance(s) if the Department does not provide a meal that meets the quality and quantity of an airline economy class meal as per cl 10 of the Permanent & cl 8 of the Retained Awards. The Department has a clear obligation to feed its employees a healthy and nutritious meal, both in the interests of its members health and in the interests of industrial harmony.
Simon Flynn
State Secretary

On going complaints from members in regard to the standard and quality of meals on the fire ground have led to a large number of complaints to the Union. Accordingly members are reminded of the existing Award entitlements.

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August 1, 2007

Certain allowances in both the Permanent and Retained Awards increased on 1 July 2007. Most of these increased rates reflect a 2.2% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) since the last review in March 2006. The accommodation, meal and incidental allowances have been determined at a level consistent with the reasonable allowance amounts for the 2006/2007-income year, as determined by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in Taxation Determination 2007/21.
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December 23, 2005

Inside this issue:

  • Staffing and checking of appliances at jointly-staffed stations
  • Retained availability “not an issue”
  • Refreshment and meals
  • Union calendars
  • Christmas/New Year shutdown

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November 7, 2004

Inside this notice:

  • Acting State Secretary
  • LSL quota increased
  • Unions ditch labor
  • FBEU joins Union Shopper
  • Members Equity – The Workers Bank

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December 23, 1997

The annual review of the meal, travelling and related allowances in the NSW Public Service Travelling Compensation Award, has resulted in an increase to the following rates in the Firefighter’s Awards: [Read more]

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October 8, 1996


Unions representing members employed in the NSW Public Sector recently won adjustments, increasing the rates in the Crown Employees (Travelling Compensation) Award. [Read more]

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