SitRep 59/2021

October 20, 2021

2021 Annual General Meeting Registration

The 2021 FBEU AGM is rapidly approaching. Due to the online format of this years AGM you are required to register with us to participate.
Below is a link with the information required to register, this link will be open until 5pm, Tuesday 26th October. You will not be able to register for the 2021 AGM past this date and time.

Please read the instructions carefully and be sure to use the email address held by the FBEU office as administration will be cross referencing information to validate attendees. If any issues arise contact the FBEU office or your SCoM rep for assistance.

FBEU AGM 2021 – Virtual event – Mediahouse Attend

Welcome to the FBEU AGM for 2021. In order to view the AGM and participate in voting you will need to have Zoom installed. – If you have Zoom installed and would like to view the AGM, click here.

Retained Pager Dispute update

Yesterday in the Industrial Relations Commission, the FBEU and FRNSW discussed the dispute around the Retained turnout system, specifically the mobile phone alerts.

As an interim arrangement to allow discussions and the case to continue, FRNSW have agreed to not turn off any further mobile phone responses until 31 October.

The FBEU have agreed to lift the code red of 2 September 2021.

With the immediate threat of phone-based turnouts being turned off gone, there is no need for the associated code red.

If any station has their phones turned off between now and 31 October, please contact us immediately. We remain hopeful that FRNSW will come to their senses and provide a backup option for Retained turnouts.

Just this week our Commissioner spoke to a media conference about the importance of redundancy around radios, satellite, 4G and communications when it comes to fire trucks, but failed to mention the importance of physical redundancy for Retained staff.

We will continue negotiating in good faith in the Industrial Relations Commission to try and get a resolution on this issue. We will keep you updated as the matter progresses.

In Unity

Leighton Drury
State Secretary

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