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Travelling / Meal Allowance Increases

December 23, 1997

The annual review of the meal, travelling and related allowances in the NSW Public Service Travelling Compensation Award, has resulted in an increase to the following rates in the Firefighter’s Awards:

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An Open Letter To All Leading Firefighter Fbeu Members

December 16, 1997

Dear Comrades, Re: Station Officers’ (Post) Promotion List You are likely now aware that the Union’s AGM held December 5 carried the following resolution:

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An Open Letter To Fbeu Members In Sutherland Electorate

December 16, 1997

Dear Comrade, I am writing on behalf of the FBEU to ask that you seriously consider your future as a professional firefighter when voting in this coming Saturday’s by-election. Since its election in March 1995, the Carr Labor Government has […]

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Usar And The Nswfb

December 4, 1997

4th December, 1997 To Rescue/Bushfire Section & 1, 8, 15, 20, 36, 59, 63, 68, 75, 84, 86, 260, 503 Stns Dear Comrades, RE: USAR & THE NSWFB I have recently become aware that some members have been led to […]

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1997 Annual General Meeting Agenda

December 1, 1997

Trades Hall Auditorium, Goulburn Street, Sydney 1000 hours, Friday 5th December, 1997

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Dispute Victory – Bans Lifted

November 26, 1997

Due to the united industrial action of permanent and retained members over the last month, the Department today accepted the Union’s terms for settlement.

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General Strike Looms

November 22, 1997

This dispute is NOT about one member, it is about principles which affect ALL members: job-security, fitness testing, off-duty injury & superannuation. It DOES affect both permanent and retained members. The Dept., through the BMO, continues to refuse to return […]

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Dispute Worsens – Bans Escalate

November 21, 1997

The Union’s State Committee of Management met today to consider the current dispute, resulting in a unanimous decision to escalate the Union’s industrial action. A notice will follow separately in order to provide further information for members. However, the Commissioner’s […]

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Dept. Stonewalls – Bans Escalate

November 14, 1997

The Department continues to refuse to negotiate with the Union in relation to the current dispute, despite bans and limitations being imposed at 1800 hours on 7 November 1997.  The Union’s numerous attempts to avoid this dispute are documented below.

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Airport Drill 13/11/97 Banned

November 12, 1997

(Stn’s 26, 35, 13, 29, 28, 10, 5, 9, 20, 1, 100, Insp. Sth – and ALL members) As part of the current Union bans and limitations in place throughout the state, all members are instructed to neither participate in, […]

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Union Instruction No.13 Stn Alexandria – Minimum Staffing

November 11, 1997

All members are hereby instructed that the minimum staffing for No. 13 Stn Alexandria is STATION OFFICER AND FIVE FIREFIGHTERS, PER PLATOON. If the Department cannot maintain its fleet, it is not the Union’s problem. Further, if the Union allows […]

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“he’s Only A Retained Firey.”

November 10, 1997

The Department is presently refusing to allow an injured retained firefighter back to work – despite a full-recovery of his workers’ compensation injury. The reason? It is alleged that the particular member is “unfit” for firefighting. The Department is telling […]

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