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Telephone Calls And Expenses

July 31, 1995

Members would be aware that it has long been the practice within the Brigades for firefighting staff to make payment for local exchange telephone calls, as prescribed in Standing Orders and particularly, In Orders 1974/16.

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Safe Minimum Crewing For Response In The Greater Sydney, Newcastle And Wollongong Areas

July 31, 1995

The report of the 1982 Joint Working Party for Review of Fire Station Manning found that four was the minimum safe crew for pumping appliances in Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong. This was founded primarily on the basis of safety – […]

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Campbelltown Fire Station

July 24, 1995

The Union’s State Committee of Management will meet on Friday 28 August 1995, to consider the question of minimum crewing of appliances within the Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong areas.

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Superintendent And Chief Superintendent Fbeu Members Meeting Notice

July 21, 1995

All Superintendent and Chief Superintendent members are advised that a meeting to discuss the Enterprise Review Committee’s Report and Union strategies to secure implementation of that Report’s recommendations will be held as follows:

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Re: Union Instruction To State Fire Command Members, 19/7/95.

July 19, 1995

PREDICTABLY, THE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW INFORMED ALL OF THE ABOVE CENTRES THAT STAFF ARE NOT TO FOLLOW THE UNION INSTRUCTION CONCERNING NEW STAFFING LEVELS.

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Stand-bys And Out-duties, 79, 83 & 94 Stns.

July 3, 1995

One of the problems arising out of the day-shift roster configuration worked at the above Stations is the ability of the Department to exploit members through the use of stand-bys at those Stations. In effect, members may be made to […]

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Motor Driving Allowance

June 27, 1995

Dear Comrades, Re:      Motor Driving Allowance Following inquiries from members at the above Stations relating to payment of motor driving allowances for Station Officers, the Union made representations on this matter to the Department. The Union advanced the argument that […]

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Relieving Dispute

May 26, 1995

The Union writes to inform you of an instruction issued to all Relieving Firefighters and Relieving Officers instructing them to request the provision of Brigade transport for all relieving duty, acting up, standbys and outduties, as per Clause 17.8.3 (b) […]

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Oh&s Paperwork Bans

May 5, 1995

UNION INSTRUCTION TO ALL PERMANENT AND RETAINED MEMBERS ALL PAPERWORK BANNED FROM 0800 HOURS, TUESDAY, 30 MAY 1995

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Defence Force Discipline Not On!

April 28, 1995

On Thursday, 27th April, a member attached to City of Sydney “A” Platoon was railroaded by the Commissioner’s new approach to discipline in the NSWFB. The Union acknowledges the Dept’s ability to discipline it’s employees, however certain processes and principles […]

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