Sitrep 02/2022

January 7, 2022
Workforce Planning Failure The state of COVID-19 infection is having a dramatic and undeniable impact on the FRNSW workforce. We’re now seeing more cases amongst our membership in one day than in the previous two years combined. I want to […]
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Sitrep 68/2021

December 23, 2021
The Union Office will close at midday on Wednesday 23rd December and re-open on Tuesday 4 January. Members requiring assistance over this time may contact a State Committee official – for their details see here 2022 FBEU Membership cards have now been posted […]
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Sitrep 67/2021

December 20, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Update As members are aware, following consultation with the FBEU and HSR’s, as of today, a Covid-19 vaccination requirement policy is in effect. This policy will mandate that all staff employed by FRNSW require 2 doses of […]
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Sitrep 66/2021

December 7, 2021
Vaccination Mandate Members will be aware that FRNSW sent correspondence to all staff last Friday 3rd December including an amended mandate policy. The correspondence cited ‘extensive consultation’ with both HSRs and the FBEU. This is fundamentally incorrect and more so […]
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Sitrep 65/2021 – Frnsw Vaccination Mandate

November 25, 2021
As previously notified, Safework NSW has sought clarification from FRNSW as to how the organisation has met their obligations to consult with workers concerning the COVID-19 risk assessment. This includes consultation on control mechanisms such as ventilation and adequate air […]
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Sitrep 64/2021

November 19, 2021
Budget Estimates Commissioner Paul Baxter and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott fronted the State Government’s budget estimates late last month and were asked a number of difficult questions concerning TOLing, staffing across the network and response times. Here’s what we […]
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Sitrep 63/2021

November 12, 2021
Retained Pager Dispute update FRNSW Vaccination Mandate Award The ‘Rex’   Retained Pager Dispute update   As noted in Sitrep 59/2021, the FBEU have continued to negotiate with FRNSW concerning this matter. FRNSW informed us this week that the Commissioner has […]
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Sitrep 62/2021

November 5, 2021
It’s Rex Threlfo Toast time! On Thursday 9th December we will hold our social event – the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union Rex Threlfo Annual Toast.  Each year members come together and celebrate the contributions of our newly retired members. This […]
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Sitrep 61/2021

October 29, 2021
FRNSW Vaccination Mandate As last discussed in SitRep 57, the FRNSW risk assessment said to inform a position on a vaccination mandate has had no formal consultation in accordance with WHS legislation. FRNSW have corresponded with the Union since this […]
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