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Update Unsupported Sick Leave

September 20, 1996

Members would be aware of the arrangement negotiated by the Union for the provision of three days per year unsupported Sick Leave, as set out in In Orders 1996/7.

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Meeting Reminder All Superintendent & Chief Superintendent Members

September 17, 1996

With the expiration of the Enterprise Agreement, a meeting of all Senior Officer members has been called to discuss the negotiation of Senior Officers’ wages and conditions. This meeting is to be held as follows:

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New Award Negotiations Begin

September 6, 1996

UNION WINS BACK-PAY TO 8/8/96 The Permanent Firefighter’s Award formally expired on 8 August 1996.  The Award continues in its current form until it is replaced by another Award either by consent of the parties or by an arbitrated decision […]

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Ers 7 Telephone System Banned

August 21, 1996

Following concerns raised by a number of members relating to current problems with the ERS 7 telephone System, the issue was considered by the Retained Sub Branch Executive at it’s meeting of 10 & 11 July 1996. The Retained Sub […]

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Inspectors’ Sub-branch Executive Casual Election Notice

August 1, 1996

Following the recent resignation of Comrade Aub Smith from the position of Operational Commander (10/14) Committeeperson on personal grounds, the State Committee of Management has directed me in accordance with the Union’s Rules to call for nominations for that position […]

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Firies Join The March On Canberra

July 31, 1996

Would you stand up to be counted to protect the 10/14 roster? Would you reject being forced onto an Enterprise Agreement or an individual contract? Could you cop losing Award protection for up to 25% of your pay? Will the […]

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State Fire Command Centre Further Bans

July 31, 1996

As a result of the Department’s continued lack of timely action in dealing with the high level of line faults being generated by the Communication Centre’s computer, all members are instructed that effective 1800 hours on 31 July 1996, personnel […]

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Letter Regrading Pay Problems For Trainers

July 30, 1996

Re: Pay problem Attached is a list of members who are employed as Senior Instructors, seconded to the Training College. The Union understands that these members have not been paid the ST & DD allowance since the implementation of the […]

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State Fire Command Centre Ban On Paging

July 30, 1996

As a result of the Department’s lack of timely action in dealing with the high level of line faults being generated by the Communication Centre’s computer, all members are instructed that effective 1800 hours on 30 July 1996, no NSWFB […]

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Late Pay Slips

July 25, 1996

Many members have contacted the Union in recent weeks in relation to late pay slips, following the introduction of the new ‘Stargarden’ pay system. Following the first ‘Stargarden’ pay run and late pay slips the Union pursued the matter with […]

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New Oh&s Regulations

July 23, 1996

Two new Regulations under the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983, have recently come into effect.  These regulations have direct bearing on two areas of concern to firefighters, namely hazardous substances and noise exposure.

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Instruction To All Members (no. 4 Stn, Darlinghurst) Low-profile Turntable Ladders

July 22, 1996

The Union has been alerted to the situation whereby on occasion, No. 4 Stn’s compliment of qualified operators for the low-profile ladders attached to the station has fallen below two.

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