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Letter To Supt And Chief Supt Members

April 3, 1996

Dear Comrade, In July last year a meeting of senior officer members appointed a negotiating committee to liaise with the Union’s officials and Industrial Staff in the lead up to this years negotiations on your wages and conditions. Committee members […]

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Ban On Inadequate Vehicle In Ba/hazmat Section (chullora)

March 22, 1996

Members at the HAZMAT Response Unit at Chullora have brought to the attention of the Union the inadequacies of vehicle FBY 622 as an operational vehicle.

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Sub-branch Elections – Your Voice In The Union

March 20, 1996

All member workplaces have received notice from the Union’s Returning Officer calling for Sub-Branch Executive Committee nominations. Elections are currently being held for all Sub-Branch (Inspectors’, Retained, Country, Newcastle and Illawarra) Executives. All financial members are eligible to nominate for […]

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1996 March Urgent Special General Meeting

March 13, 1996

Members are hereby advised that in accordance with Rule 11, a Special General Meeting of members shall be held in two parts to consider the questions set out below. Details of the meeting are as follows:

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1996 March Special General Meeting

March 13, 1996

Members are hereby advised that in accordance with Rule 11, a Special General Meeting of members shall be held in two parts to consider the questions set out below. Details of the meeting are as follows:

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Consuming Alcohol On Shift – Disciplinary Action Against Members

March 13, 1996

All members would be aware of the Commissioner’s Bulletin titled “Consuming Alcohol on Shift” dated 7th March, 1996. In that bulletin the Commissioner takes a very strong stand against drugs and alcohol in the workplace, a position shared by the […]

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Attention Ba/hazmat Section Newcastle

March 8, 1996

As per Bans & Restrictions Notice dated 6th March, 1996, please be informed that this includes the general maintenance and servicing of BA sets other than emergency circumstances.  All drills and training are included in the bans also.

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Decisions Of Sub-branch Meeting Held 6/3/96

March 6, 1996

“That due to the immoral covert video surveillance of members both on and off duty, the illegal handing out of private and personal information, including tax file numbers etc. that occurred in the Newcastle fire district against members of this […]

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Acting-up Instruction

March 4, 1996

The Department’s long-documented abuse of the Acting-Up arrangements concerning Leading Firefighters has caused the Union to impose further limitations upon Acting-Up by members. The self-explanatory resolution carried by the Special General Meeting of members held 21/22 February is as follows:

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Outsourcing Of Motor Driver Training & Familiarisation Banned

February 27, 1996

It has come to the Union’s attention that the Department has contracted the services of a consultant to undertake driver familiarisation for the installation of the four new Firepac Salvage/Rescue appliances.

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Update On Communications Allowance Dispute

February 19, 1996

The three separate resolutions concerning payment of the allowances were endorsed by the rank and file across all centres, with the Department accepting the position on permanent and relieving/relief operators. However the Department has rejected the Union’s proposal for what […]

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Letter Regarding Sub Branch Meetings

February 14, 1996

Sub-Branch Secretaries, as addressed: Comrades, In accordance with Rule 51, Sub-Branch members may now hold Sub-Branch Meetings to consider and vote on questions before General Meetings of members, Special or Annual. The time, place and operation of the meeting is […]

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