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Attention: All Members At No. 10 Station, Redfern

December 16, 1998
Due to the lack of adequate food preparation and food storage areas and the ongoing vermin problem associated with No. 10 Station, Redfern, the members have directed the Union that as from 1800 hours on Wednesday, 16 December 1998, the […]
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Attention: All Superintendent And Chief Superintendent Members

November 30, 1998
INDUSTRIAL ACTION COMMENCES 0800 HRS TODAY Last week’s well attended meetings of Superintendent and Chief Superintendent members held to discuss progress of the Union’s claim for compensation of Executive Officers’ excess working hours voted to reject the Department’s latest “offer” […]
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Newcastle Sub-branch – Administrative Bans

August 28, 1998
The Union’s State Committee of Management today considered the Department’s continued refusal to issue the BA/Hazmat Section’s members with cold climate clothing, and resolved as follows: “That until those members working in the BA/Hazmat Section in Newcastle are issued with […]
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Training College Bans And Limitations Lifted

August 3, 1998
At a Union meeting at the Training College on 18 August 1998, the Union’s rank and file members resolved to “cease further training for members holding the position of Recruit Instructors” in BA Hazmat Training and Driver Development, until “satisfactory […]
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Ban On Acting Down

June 16, 1998
Members at 63 Station Blacktown have informed the Union of a recent incident whereby a Station Officer acted down in order to fill a firefighter’s operational role.
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Dispute Worsens – Bans Escalate

November 21, 1997
The Union’s State Committee of Management met today to consider the current dispute, resulting in a unanimous decision to escalate the Union’s industrial action. A notice will follow separately in order to provide further information for members. However, the Commissioner’s […]
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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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Airport Drill 13/11/97 Banned

November 12, 1997
(Stn’s 26, 35, 13, 29, 28, 10, 5, 9, 20, 1, 100, Insp. Sth – and ALL members) As part of the current Union bans and limitations in place throughout the state, all members are instructed to neither participate in, […]
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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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