SitRep 12/2020

March 6, 2020

Updated SGM Agenda

You can find an updated SGM Agenda here.

Award Dispute

The Award dispute returned to the NSW IRC Thursday 5 March 2020 and was before Chief Commissioner Constant at 11 am, where we provided an update on our progress. Given that SGM’s are taking place  we have agreed to have a further report back which is scheduled for the 2 April 2020. We can bring the matter back before the Commission anytime sooner if necessary.

Northern Rivers

The Union office has received several inquiries requesting an update on the ongoing Northern Rivers dispute. The dispute is about how intrastate deployments are paid under the Award. As members will be aware, FRNSW appealed the Union’s victory to the Supreme Court. The matter was first heard on Friday 7 February 2020. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court is still considering the matter and we have not been informed as of when we can be expecting a decision.

As soon as we have any news, we will be informed the membership ASAP.

Reminder and extension – Bushfire Crisis Survey

Thanks to the seventy members who have so far shared your thoughts about the Bushfire Crisis. We are keeping the survey open to Wedneday March 11 and I encourage members to share your thoughts. Your information will help us to make representations and submissions about the crisis:

May Day

T-Shirt Design winner announcements and organising for May Day will be kicking off after SGMs. More to come.


Leighton Drury

State Secretary

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