Sitrep 62: Festive Greetings; Fleet Crisis; Award Negotiation Update

December 22, 2023
In this Sitrep: End of year greetings to Members Fleet crisis Update on 2024 Award negotiations   Happy Festive Season to all Members As 2023 draws to a close I want to take this opportunity on behalf of our elected […]
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Sitrep 60/2023

December 1, 2023
2023 Delegates Conference Wrap-up 100 + FBEU delegates from across the state came together in Sydney this week to reflect on the Union’s substantial achievements of 2023 and to plan and prioritise for more wins in the year ahead.  On […]
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Sitrep 59: Ir Reform

November 27, 2023
Labor Commences Promised IR Reform Following weeks of negotiations with public sector Unions, the NSW Labor Government has finally introduced the first tranche of reforms to the Industrial Relations Act and System. These reforms were a key election commitment to […]
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Sitrep 58: Esl Review; People Matter Survey

November 17, 2023
Governmental review of ESL  Yesterday the Minns Labor Government announced its intention to review the Emergency Services Levy, a move which has been celebrated by the Insurance Council of Australia, as you can read in their press release.  Many of you […]
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Sitrep 57: New Presumptive Legislation Campaign; Health Screening Under Fire

November 10, 2023
In this issue (click to jump to section): Presumptive Legislation Health Screening Process under fire in Budget Estimates   Presumptive legislation – it’s time to move with the science This week the FBEU launched an important presumptive cancer campaign to ensure FBEU […]
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Sitrep 55/2023 – Welcome Commissioner Fewtrell

October 30, 2023
FBEU welcomes Commissioner Fewtrell I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of our membership, to congratulate long-time FBEU Member Jeremy Fewtrell on his appointment as the new FRNSW Commissioner. As a firefighter and FBEU member for almost three […]
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Sitrep 54 – Award Payments And Backpay

October 27, 2023
Award payments and back pay The FBEU has been advised by FRNSW that they intend to start processing new Award entitlements and back payment of wage increases and other entitlements over the coming weeks. At this stage indicative dates we […]
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Code Red – Chalking Up 20 Year+ Appliances

October 23, 2023
Despite the many improvements to our Award we have achieved through our Industrial Campaign this year, FRNSW continues to use outdated appliances that are beyond their service age, and not fit for purpose. This decision on the part of FRNSW […]
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Sitrep 53: Code Reds Lifted; Log Of Claims Update; Ralph Reminder

October 23, 2023
In this issue (click below to jump to section): Code Reds lifted Updated Logs of Claims RALPH   Code Reds lifted Following almost a year of bargaining with FRNSW and over six months of members campaigning for fair and safe […]
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