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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 56/2023

November 3, 2023

AGM/SGMs FINISH, 2024 NEGOTIATIONS TO COMMENCE, BACK PAY STARTS HITTING ACCOUNTS & 2023 AWARD IMPLEMENTATION CONTINUES TO MOVE It has once again been an extremely busy week for our Union. As I have travelled across the state to attend our […]

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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the many improvements to our Award we have achieved through our Industrial Campaign this year, FRNSW continues to use outdated appliances that are beyond their service age, and not fit for purpose.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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Sgm/agm Schedule And Agendas

October 23, 2023

Click to jump to:  AGM/SGM schedule AGM agenda SGM agenda Printable PDFs of schedule and agendas 2023 AGM/SGMs: dates, times and locations The final list of AGM/SGMs is below. At least seven members will be required at each location to […]

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October/november 2023 Sgm Agenda

October 23, 2023

  October/November 2023 SGM agenda   Endorsement of 2024 Permanent Award claim That this special general meeting of members endorse the Draft Permanent Log of Claims as published on the FBEU website on 23rd October for the Permanent Firefighting Staff […]

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Sitrep 52: Log Of Claims (2024) And Award Implementation (2023)

October 20, 2023

2024 Award Log of Claims and 2023 Award implementation   As per Sitrep 51 advising of the making of the 2023 Awards, we are right back to the negotiating table with a new draft Log of Claims for the 2024 […]

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Sitrep 51: Irc Makes Awards; Consultants Inquiry; Ncat Decision

October 17, 2023

In this issue: IRC makes Awards Consultants Inquiry NCAT decision   IRC formally makes 2023 Permanent, Retained & Death and Disability Awards This morning in a hearing before the Industrial Relations Commission, the 2023 Permanent, Retained and D&D Awards have […]

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