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Sitrep 50/2022

September 23, 2022

Underpayment of Overtime – Response from FRNSW Since July, we have been representing several members on the underpayment of overtime who have undertaken staybacks after completing recalls to duty. Under the Permanent Award, members should be paid at double time […]

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Sitrep 49/2022

September 16, 2022

2022 Delegate’s Conference – stronger together The much-anticipated Delegates’ Conference has just finished in Sydney, and we’re proud to report a huge turnout and overwhelmingly positive support for the for the Union’s plan to put professional firefighters back on the […]

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Sitrep 48/2022

September 9, 2022

Budget Estimates Last Friday on the 2 September, MLC Mark Buttigieg and MLC Adam Searle led the questioning of Minister Steph Cooke and Commissioner Baxter at the Budget Estimates Committee. Many issues were discussed across the course of the day. […]

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Sitrep 47/2022

August 26, 2022

Award update Members were advised in our last update regarding both the Retained and Permanent Awards that we were awaiting the Department to finalise government approval to put an offer to resolve the Awards. This offer would be for one-year Awards […]

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Sitrep 46/2022

August 19, 2022

FRNSW Promote Station Closures at Parliament   FRNSW representatives have been spotted doing-the-rounds at parliament, promoting the yet to be introduced orders regarding station closures (TOL’ing). A document produced by FRNSW for Parliament ‘Operational Risk Management’ can be found here. […]

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Sitrep 45 Of 2022

August 12, 2022

Parliamentary inquiry into the 2022 flooding In SitRep 30/2022, we advised you of our submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the 2022 Lismore and Hawkesbury floods, which you can find here. As advised in SitRep 34/2022 , the FBEU was invited to present […]

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Sitrep 44 Of 2022

August 5, 2022

Defunding of Resilience NSW  On Thursday 4th August, 2GB radio announced the imminent defunding of Resilience NSW, although at the time of publication, no official statement on the agency’s future had been issued by the NSW Government. Given the alarming […]

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Sitrep 43/2022

July 29, 2022

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Case – FRNSW commit to no terminations while the matter is ongoing Our case regarding the proposed changes to FRNSW’s COVID-19 risk assessment is ongoing. The FBEU is maintaining our position before the IRC that unvaccinated employees […]

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Sitrep 42/2022

July 22, 2022

  FRNSW’s inaction around World Health Organisation decision a literal ‘cover-up’  Members will recall, the recent WHO International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) declaration of Firefighting as a cancer-causing occupation, and the FBEU’s attempt to engage FRNSW around this […]

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Sitrep 41/2022

July 8, 2022

World Health Organisation declares Firefighting a ‘cancer-causing’ Profession   The WHO’s International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) has last week officially declared that our work as Firefighters is carcinogenic to humans, a move that leaves no room for complacency for […]

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Sitrep 40/2022

July 4, 2022

Interim Resolution to Health Checks Dispute – Code Red to Lift  Following a discussion between the FBEU and FRNSW last week we have agreed to an interim resolution regarding our disputes on the Health Checks process. While this interim resolution […]

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Sitrep 39/2022

June 29, 2022

Award Update and Industrial Action Committee FBEU and FRNSW were due to return to the IRC on Monday for further conciliation regarding new Permanent, Retained and D&D Awards. Unfortunately, the IRC had to cancel the listing as the Commissioner was […]

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