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Sitrep 34/2022

June 7, 2022
FBEU Calls on Emergency Services Minister to Ensure Professional Firefighters are not Left Behind Members will no doubt have seen the significant announcements made by the State Liberal/National Government this week regarding NSW Health and NSW Ambulance. Following on from […]
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Sitrep 32/2022

May 30, 2022
Award Negotiations – Parties before the IRC                                   The parties met today for a compulsory conference before the IRC. This was in regards to both the FBEU’s and FRNSW’s applications for new Awards for Permanent and Retained Firefighters. Following on from […]
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Sitrep 30/2022

May 25, 2022
FRNSW Health & Safety – More Concerned with Optics than Substance Some Members will be aware that FRNSW are today coordinating a HSR conference for HSR’s across the state to meet and discuss the existing circumstances around Workplace Health & Safety. While […]
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Sitrep 28/2022

May 20, 2022
FLOOD OVERPAYMENTS The FBEU has become aware this week that despite a commitment to the contrary, FRNSW has in fact made deductions from employees’ wages in recovery of alleged overpayments relating to the flood deployments. The FBEU has raised this […]
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Sitrep 19/2022

April 8, 2022
Budget Estimates – Consultants over Consultation  On Tuesday the new Emergency Services Minister, Steph Cooke, and Acting FRNSW Commissioner Stifler attended the Budget Estimates inquiry to answer questions about FRNSW expenditure, performance and effectiveness.  ­ Budget estimates are a key process […]
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Sitrep 18/2022

April 5, 2022
AWARD UPDATE  As Members may have seen from FRNSW emails regarding Award negotiations, the FBEU have indeed proposed a Medical First Response clause in response to the claim by the Department to implement an allowance to Members performing PAD work.  […]
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Sitrep 15/2022

March 18, 2022
Awards Listed for Directions in IRC Members are advised that the Industrial Relations Commission have listed the dispute regarding the Awards for 29 March. This listing is only for preliminary directions regarding the matter. Members will be updated following the issuing […]
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Sitrep 13/2022

March 4, 2022
Award Update As per our previous communications to Members, both the FBEU and the Department have now filed disputes regarding the Awards with the Commission. These disputes include both parties preferred draft Awards for both Permanent and Retained Firefighters which […]
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Sitrep 12/2022

February 25, 2022
Award Negotiation Update  This week the Department and FBEU met in relation to Award negotiations. This was our final scheduled negotiation meeting ahead of the current Awards expiring today.  At this meeting it became apparent that a key sticking point […]
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