December 9, 2004
After almost 11 years as State Secretary, Comrade Chris Read has announced his intention to resign from the position. Whilst receiving this decision with regret, the State Committee of Management (SCoM), and the membership of the FBEU, remain fortunate to […]
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2004 Annual General Meeting Results

November 29, 2004
On Thursday, 25th November 2004 meetings of members were held throughout the State to consider motions on the AGM Agenda. These meetings were held at 16 locations: Huntingwood, Wollongong, Newcastle, Gosford, Sutherland, Sydney, East Maitland, Tamworth, Temora, Nowra, Orange, Kempsey, […]
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Relieving Bans In N3 Lifted

November 25, 2004
Newcastle Sub-Branch (NSB) officials, Comrades Jim Martin and Mark Williams, last night sought the introduction of relieving bans throughout Zone N3 in response to the Department’s inequitable allocation of out-duties into Regional areas (and into Newcastle in particular).
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Region North Bans – Union Bans To Commence 1800hrs

November 24, 2004
Region North management have recently embarked on a campaign of mindless disputation with the Union over the provision of meals and refreshments. Management have repeatedly attempted to thwart reasonable award based claims for meal and refreshment allowances in what can […]
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2004 Annual General Meeting Details

November 15, 2004
For all 2004 AGM details see here:
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General Update

November 7, 2004
Inside this notice: Acting State Secretary LSL quota increased Unions ditch labor FBEU joins Union Shopper Members Equity – The Workers Bank
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2004 Agm Agenda

October 29, 2004
The Union’s 94th Annual General Meeting will be held at the Tom Mann Threatre, 136 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills (approx. 200m south of the Devonshire St tunnel exit from Central Station) commencing at 10.00am on Thursday 25 November. Notice and […]
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Update On Minimum Staffing Dispute N7

October 20, 2004
Upon learning of the Union’s notice and instruction issued earlier today, the Department contacted the Union office at approximately 1015 hrs and undertook to immediately: a) recall firefighters to staff the Bravo appliance at Umina; and b) rescind the directive […]
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Minimum Staffing Dispute

October 20, 2004
In a disgraceful attempt to cut costs, the Department is increasingly refusing to maintain safe minimum staffing on retained appliances – and/or to keep retained appliances on the run. This obviously impacts upon our members’ safety, and of the communities […]
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