Following an inspection of No. 51 Station, Forestville and comprehensive discussions with the members at the station today, it is clear that the continued occupancy of No 51 Station during building work is no longer a viable option. The Union’s […]
Members at 35 Station would by now be aware that the Union and Department have reached agreement for the reduction in minimum staffing at Botany from Station Officer and four firefighters per platoon to Station Officer and three firefighters per […]
The tax treatment of travel allowances changed from Wednesday 1 July 1998. NSW Public Sector Unions in conjunction with the NSW State Government continue to pursue an appeal against the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO’s) refusal to grant an exemption from […]
MEDIA RELEASE The Benefits of Playing With Fire The future of firefighting services in Shellharbour City received a welcome boost as a result of announcements made by the Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon. Bob Debus MP, at the weekend.
Members would be aware that as part of our country staffing offer to the Department, the six remaining permanently staffed water tankers are proposed to be transferred to retained staffing. Further, 35 Stn. will drop from a minimum of S/O […]
The Union issued notices to members on May 11 and 13, advising that the NZ Fire Service had just informed all of NZ’s 1600 professional firefighters that their jobs would be “disestablished” by July 1 – that is to say, […]
Members would be aware that our Union has been involved in negotiations for several months now in an attempt to achieve increased staffing throughout country NSW. The Union’s State Committee, which has been working on this matter for over two […]
Further to the separate notice titled “Country Staffing Offer” (dated today) which provides a summary of the Special General Meeting’s decision on permanent staffing at an additional 12 country stations (Items 1&2), the following advice concerning the remaining decisions of […]