Sitrep 15/2020

March 28, 2020

Retained COVID-19 update Your Union has been made aware that the Department sent out correspondence to some members last night incorrectly claimed that the FBEU had agreed to a range of measures. This information was in relation to Retained members […]

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Sitrep 14/2020

March 20, 2020

This SitRep is long! We apologise, but there are a number of very important matters we need to report on and so we encourage all members to take the time to read it. It covers: COVID-19 – Working Group and […]

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Code Red Coronavirus Instructions

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus Instructions Yesterday we met with the Department and set up a COVID-19 Working Group to allow for better communication between the Department and the Union on this pandemic. We raised a range of issues, many of which members have […]

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Sitrep 13/2020

March 16, 2020

Coronavirus Updates The Code Red issued Friday 13 March is in place – The Department and Union representatives will meet tomorrow and form a COVID-19 working group. We will report on that as soon as there is news. The FBEU is putting […]

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Coronavirus Code Red

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus Code RED The State Committee has been monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak for the past few weeks. We have held discussions with the Department on the industrial issues of standing down members for self-isolation and other associated matters. That said, […]

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Special General Meetings – Results

March 12, 2020

Special General Meetings Results This week has seen over 700 members attend Special General Meetings held all around the State with the final meeting held at 97 Stn Huntingwood this afternoon.  It was great to listen to the discussion and […]

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Sitrep 12/2020

March 6, 2020

Updated SGM Agenda You can find an updated SGM Agenda here. Award Dispute The Award dispute returned to the NSW IRC Thursday 5 March 2020 and was before Chief Commissioner Constant at 11 am, where we provided an update on […]

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Sitrep 11

March 4, 2020

March Sgm Agenda amendment We asked FRNSW to confirm by 12pm Wednesday, 4 March 2020, their final position on your 2.5% wage increase being backdated to 17 February 2020 regardless of when the Awards are finalised. The deadline to resolve […]

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March 2020 Sgms

March 2, 2020

March 2020 SGM Meeting Details The first Special General Meeting will be held at 0930am Thursday, 5 March at Parramatta Fire Station, 110 Wigram St Harris Park to vote on the proposed 2020 Permanent, Retained and Death and Disability awards. […]

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Sitrep 10

February 28, 2020

2019/20 Bushfire Inquiries As most members would know there has been a number of inquiries created as well as the first National Royal Commission into bushfires. We will be joining forces with other firefighter unions from across Australia in preparing […]

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Sitrep 9/2020

February 28, 2020

Rule 34 Sub Committee report on allegations from SGM The State Committee has endorsed the report and recommendations of the sub-committee formed under rule 34, to investigate three allegations that were brought by two Sub-Branches, namely the Illawarra and Sydney […]

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Sitrep 8/2020

February 27, 2020

Note added 28/02: There is additional and updated information in SitRep 10 – please also see SitRep 10. Award Update As you know, initial Award negotiations with FRNSW commenced in October 2019, giving us a tight window to try and […]

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