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Code Red – Health Checks

June 11, 2022
The FBEU has for some time now been raising significant concerns with FRNSW regarding the process associated with periodic Health Checks.   This week the FBEU sent formal correspondence to FRNSW collating our concerns to highlight the significant deficiencies in […]
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Code Red Update 19 July 2021

July 19, 2021
Code Red Update In recent days, we have received calls from members who are being targeted by FRNSW for complying with our Code Red. These members are reporting to a station closest to their residence, only to be turned away […]
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Code Red

July 19, 2021
CODE RED 18 July 2021 In light of the escalating restrictions being placed on the community, the following instructions will apply to the Greater Sydney Area (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas and referred […]
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Sitrep 36/2021

July 10, 2021
Updated COVID-19 Instructions Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working with FRNSW to find a way through the issues members face in safely performing their jobs during the most recent COVID-19 outbreak. We were aiming to be able to publish […]
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Sitrep 34/2021

June 30, 2021
COVID-19 Restrictions Code Red Remains in Place While we are committed to working with the Department to ensure the communities we serve and FBEU members stay safe, firefighter safety is non-negotiable. The current Code Red was issued in response to […]
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Sitrep 33/2021

June 28, 2021
COVID-19 Level 4 Restrictions Still in Place We resumed discussions with FRNSW today and will continue to maintain a dialogue through the COVID-19 working party arrangement to ensure member safety is prioritised in any directive or response to the ongoing […]
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Code Red – Covid-19 Restrictions

June 26, 2021
As stated in SitRep 32/2021, the current stay-at-home orders have been extended across all Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong from 1800hrs today (26 June) until 2359hrs Friday, 9 July. Pandemic Restriction Levels  The Union agrees […]
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Sitrep 26/2021

June 3, 2021
FRNSW Moving Bathurst’s Appliance Earlier this week the Department sent out an email about the Union’s ban on training involving 216 Bathurst Station. To be very clear, the issue wasn’t about training but about member safety. It’s something we take […]
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Sitrep 23/2021

May 14, 2021
Open Day Following the Code Red on in-person Open Day activities issued yesterday, FRNSW made an urgent application in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission which we attended this morning. At the hearing we relayed the concerns that members had communicated […]
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