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Administrative Bans Lifted

February 5, 1996

Members were advised of the basis for the administrative bans being put in place throughout NSW on January 1, 1996 by way of notice, with a further explanatory notice January 16, 1996. The fundamental basis for the NSW bans was […]

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Instruction To All Members: O2ba & Fitness Assessments Banned

February 5, 1996

At it’s meeting of 30th January, 1996 the Union’s State Committee of Management considered the question of firefighter voluntary physical fitness assessments and the more specific question of revised medical assessments for O2BA (BG174) qualified operators.

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Meeting & Telephone Link Up To Discuss Department’s Position Over Payment Of New Communications Allowance For Relievers And Payment To Operators At Turvey Park, Albury, Gosford And Katoomba

January 19, 1996

Distributed to:  State Fire Command Alexandria, Newcastle, Wollongong, Gosford, Katoomba, Albury, Turvey Park, Lismore As reported previously, the Union and the Department met on 22 December, 1995 to discuss the mechanism for paying the agreed new allowances in Communications Centres […]

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Clarification Of Payment For Relief Operators – Wollongong And Newcastle Comms.

January 19, 1996

Re: Meeting & Telephone Link Up to Discuss Department’s Position over payment of new Communications Allowance for Relievers and payment to Operators at Turvey Park, Albury, Gosford and Katoomba

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Administrative Work Bans In Place From 1/1/96, Application In Communications

January 19, 1996

Given the unique nature of communications (alongside various other specialist divisions of the Brigades), members from comms centres have contacted the Union office seeking direction on the application of the UFUA national administrative bans within communications centres.

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Vic. Dispute-what’s At Stake?

January 16, 1996

The dispute between the United Firefighters Union of Australia and the Kennett Government is ongoing, with the parties seeming no closer to reaching agreement now than five months ago. However, members should be aware that the national bans are not […]

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84 Stn Macquarie Fields On 10/14, The Facts

January 16, 1996

The bogus Retained Firefighters Federation has launched an unprecedented attack on the Union, Department and Government for the joint decision to upgrade 84 stn. to S/O and three permanent staff on the 10/14 roster.

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Union Wins Relaxation On Medical Certificates.

December 20, 1995

The Union’s continual complaints to the Department over it’s practice of issuing letters to members for alleged breaches of sick-leave “protocols” has resulted in the discontinuation of this pathetic, punitive measure.

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Christmas Wishes

December 20, 1995

To all members The FBEU State Committee of Management and Office staff wish all members and their families a very merry Xmas.

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Union Notice: Car Searches

December 15, 1995

In light of recent changes implemented at the Chullora complex, the Union issues the following directive:

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Oh&s Committee Elections

November 27, 1995

It is expected by now that all members will have received their ballot papers for the OH&S Committee elections, and that most members shall have already voted. For those members who are yet to vote, it is important that you […]

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Inspectors’ Sub-branch

November 27, 1995

Naotice is hereby given that a meeting of the Inspectors’ Sub-Branch shall be held as follows;

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