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National Industrial Action

July 31, 1995
The Victorian Branch of the United Firefighters Union of Australia has been locked in a heated wage dispute with the Kennett Government and Metropolitan Fire Brigade Board (MFB) for over five months. The Union has to date flatly rejected the […]
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Telephone Calls And Expenses

July 31, 1995
Members would be aware that it has long been the practice within the Brigades for firefighting staff to make payment for local exchange telephone calls, as prescribed in Standing Orders and particularly, In Orders 1974/16.
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Safe Minimum Crewing For Response In The Greater Sydney, Newcastle And Wollongong Areas

July 31, 1995
The report of the 1982 Joint Working Party for Review of Fire Station Manning found that four was the minimum safe crew for pumping appliances in Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong. This was founded primarily on the basis of safety – […]
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Superintendent And Chief Superintendent Fbeu Members Meeting Notice

July 21, 1995
All Superintendent and Chief Superintendent members are advised that a meeting to discuss the Enterprise Review Committee’s Report and Union strategies to secure implementation of that Report’s recommendations will be held as follows:
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Re: Union Instruction To State Fire Command Members, 19/7/95.

July 19, 1995
PREDICTABLY, THE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW INFORMED ALL OF THE ABOVE CENTRES THAT STAFF ARE NOT TO FOLLOW THE UNION INSTRUCTION CONCERNING NEW STAFFING LEVELS.
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Stand-bys And Out-duties, 79, 83 & 94 Stns.

July 3, 1995
One of the problems arising out of the day-shift roster configuration worked at the above Stations is the ability of the Department to exploit members through the use of stand-bys at those Stations. In effect, members may be made to […]
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Motor Driving Allowance

June 27, 1995
Dear Comrades, Re:      Motor Driving Allowance Following inquiries from members at the above Stations relating to payment of motor driving allowances for Station Officers, the Union made representations on this matter to the Department. The Union advanced the argument that […]
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Relieving Dispute

May 26, 1995
The Union writes to inform you of an instruction issued to all Relieving Firefighters and Relieving Officers instructing them to request the provision of Brigade transport for all relieving duty, acting up, standbys and outduties, as per Clause 17.8.3 (b) […]
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Oh&s Paperwork Bans

May 5, 1995
UNION INSTRUCTION TO ALL PERMANENT AND RETAINED MEMBERS ALL PAPERWORK BANNED FROM 0800 HOURS, TUESDAY, 30 MAY 1995
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