Sitrep No. 1/2009

July 3, 2009
Inside this issue: Welcome Change in leadership Delegates Website Meeting with the Commissioner
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Final Results Of Union Elections

June 25, 2009
The Australian Electoral Commission’s Returning Officer has today formally declared the final result of our Union’s elections for the term 2009-2012. There were 6108 ballot papers issued and 1957 returned, 1918 being formal (31%).
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4% Increase In Wages

June 19, 2009
All Permanent and Retained members wages will now increase by 4% along with most but not all allowances. These increase will be delivered to members pay packets despite claims from the Government that public sector Unions had been negotiating a […]
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Austerity Budget

June 16, 2009
This afternoon the NSW government released its budget for the 2009/10 financial year, a budget that has been framed around a global collapse in stock markets and a massive reduction in income for our employer. The budget has projected a […]
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Members Win Improvements

June 12, 2009
Due to concerns raised by FBEU members, when a retained brigade is taken offline, all adjoining brigades will be notified by Communications Centers as and when this occurs.
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Newcastle Members Fire Up

June 9, 2009
Fifty angry firefighters, both Permanent and Retained, turned up for a Newcastle sub-branch meeting on Thursday evening last week to talk about shutting brigades throughout NSW.
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Election Results Delayed

June 5, 2009
The result of the Union’s 2009 ballot for a new State Committee of Management has been delayed until June 23rd 2009. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)
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Government’s Wage Freeze Plan?

June 3, 2009
They’re Dreaming Monday’s Sydney Morning Herald reported that the NSW government was “set to win an unprecedented agreement”
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Firefighters March On Community Cabinet

May 29, 2009
Last night in Warners Bay sixty local permanent and retained firefighters became the center of attention as they marched on a NSW Government Community Cabinet meeting. They demanded the
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