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Sitrep 2/2012

January 13, 2012
Inside this issue:Health and safety protections going backwards FBEU Fighting Fund Financial relief for members who stopped work in June and September 2011
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Sitrep No. 11/2009

September 11, 2009
In this issue: Department attacks your qualifications – update Retained members, Clause 29 and Major emergencies
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New Easter Show Rates

April 2, 2007
Negotiations have resulted in agreement being reached between the Union and Department for the insertion of two new sub-clauses into the Retained Award (6.6.1.3a and 6.8a) to cover members working at Sydney’s annual Royal Easter Show, including significant increases in […]
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4% Payrise For Retained Members

April 2, 2007
The next 4% pay rise for permanent members took effect on Friday 2 March and will appear in retained members’ pays this month. This is the final increase payable under the current award before it expires in March 2008, and […]
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Country Staffing Proposal Delivers New Roles For Gsa Retained

October 7, 1998
As part of the negotiations surrounding the Union’s Country Staffing Proposal, the Department wrote, in the following terms, to the Union on 4 September 1998: “The department recognises the unique circumstances surrounding the provision of specialist bush fire appliance and […]
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Dept. Stonewalls – Bans Escalate

November 14, 1997
The Department continues to refuse to negotiate with the Union in relation to the current dispute, despite bans and limitations being imposed at 1800 hours on 7 November 1997.  The Union’s numerous attempts to avoid this dispute are documented below.
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€he’s Only A Retained Firey.”

November 10, 1997
The Department is presently refusing to allow an injured retained firefighter back to work – despite a full-recovery of his workers’ compensation injury. The reason? It is alleged that the particular member is “unfit” for firefighting. The Department is telling […]
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Job-security Dispute – Update

November 10, 1997
The Commissioner NSWFB today issued a deliberately misleading notice under the heading “DUTY OF CARE”. Frankly, that notice is as wrong as it is offensive.
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Thredbo Snowfields Incident Retained Firefighter Entitlements

August 14, 1997
On 18 August 1997 the Manager Operational Personnel released a memorandum to all NSWFB staff regarding entitlements for staff in attendance at the Thredbo Snowfields incident. The memorandum simply stated that “the provisions of the respective awards apply”, but did […]
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