October 21, 2011

MANAGEMENT RENEGES ON AGREEMENT, CLOSES FIRE STATIONS ACROSS THE STATE

The union representing professional fire fighters is desperately trying to hold Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) to an existing agreement providing light duties positions for injured firefighters who are unable to perform operational duties.

Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (FBEU) NSW Secretary Jim Casey said FRNSW management seemed determined to force an industrial dispute, upping the ante overnight by closing 25 fire stations across the state rather than pay fire fighters overtime to keep them open.  [Read more]

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