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The Truth About The Maritime Dispute

March 17, 1998

THE REALITY Laurie Oakes of the Bulletin reports: “The Government has never been interested in genuine talks with the MUA about improving productivity on the waterfront…. The aim was to create a public issue where the Government could be seen […]

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Station Delegates’ Meetings – April ‘98

March 16, 1998

Station Delegates are invited to attend either of the following Union meetings to be briefed upon, consider and discuss current industrial issues;

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Maintenance Of Fby 807

March 11, 1998

Members attached to No. 24 Station would be aware that Departmental management have crticised firefighting staff for the apparently poor state of repair of 24’s turntable ladders. The offending report reads that “it appears that lack of routine in-station preventative […]

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Super And Chief Super Members’ Meeting

February 25, 1998

Room 1A, Trades Hall, Goulburn Street, Sydney, 1400 hours, FRIDAY, 6 MARCH 1998 AGENDA Apologies State Secretary’s Report Questions Arising from the State Secretary’s Report Consideration of Conditions of Employment and Work

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No 45 Water Tanker/no 21 Platform

February 20, 1998

On Tuesday February 17, Region South issued a memorandum advising of the relocation of 45’s water tanker to 33 Stn, and the location of No. 589 hydraulic platform at No. 21 Stn, and seeking nominees for station transfers. THERE HAVE […]

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Use Of Relievers

February 12, 1998

It is understood by the Union that their is some confusion in Zones N1 & N2 over the proper procedures with respect to the allocation of relief duties on the Central Coast. It is both Union and Departmental policy (as […]

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Portable Ladders

February 11, 1998

The Department has issued two notices titled “Use of Portable Ladders” in recent days. Reference has been made to discussions being held with your Union’s officials – which is correct. This notice serves to provide members with the Union’s assessment […]

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Overtime “blow Out”?

February 11, 1998

The Commissioner has released a circular entitled “OVERTIME” dated February 6, 1998. In this circular, Mr MacDougall laments the growing occurrence of overtime, and the additional cost associated with same. The Union does not, at this stage, wish to take […]

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Wrong Number Will Take Its Toll

January 16, 1998

The Union representing the professional firefighters of NSW have responded to Eurobodalla Council’s call for people to avoid using the 000 emergency number, calling it dangerous in the extreme.

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Update Of Rural Fire Service

January 9, 1998

Lately, the public could be forgiven for thinking that there was only one Fire Service in this state (who do that other lot work for, and what was the name of that other Commissioner again?). The silence from Prudential Tower […]

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Firefighters Slam Tink’s “get Tough” Proposal

January 7, 1998

The Fire Brigade Employees Union today slammed the State Opposition proposal to stiffen penalties for people who attack firefighters as a cheap political stunt which will be bitterly opposed by NSW Firefighters.

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260 Rescue – Minimum Staffing

January 5, 1998

Several members have recently questioned the minimum qualified staffing required for 260’s Fire Rescue (Salvage) appliance. In 1996, the Union’s State Secretary responded to a member’s query by stating that: “The minimum is for 2 registered (SRB) operators as required […]

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