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Job-security Dispute – Update

November 10, 1997

The Commissioner NSWFB today issued a deliberately misleading notice under the heading “DUTY OF CARE”. Frankly, that notice is as wrong as it is offensive.

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1997 Annual General Meeting

November 4, 1997

Members are hereby advised that, in accordance with Rule 11(3), notice is given of the Annual General Meeting of the New South Wales Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (FBEU). The meeting details are as follows:

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Skyjet Boom Failure

November 3, 1997

On Monday, 20th October 1997, at approximately 1200 hours, No. 20 stn Hurstville, “C” Platoon was involved in a demonstration at Kingsgrove Public School. The demonstration was being conducted using No. 106 Skyjet.  During the demonstration the boom was fully […]

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Brigades Under Threat – Who’s Scaremongering?

October 23, 1997

“The member for Dubbo has chosen to seize upon a circular of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union which makes mention of a proposal under discussion by the Joint Fire Services Standing Committee. But it is only that: one proposal, among […]

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Advised Time Critical Assessment Banned

October 13, 1997

Due to concerns arising from the proposed assessment dates for the time critical assessments, the conducting and participation in the assessments are banned for a period of at least 30 days.

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Shell Oil Refinery – Clyde Ban On Firefighting

September 8, 1997

Following a meeting of members employed at the Shell Oil Refinery at Clyde, bans were put in place at 0800 hours this morning.

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2000 Melbourne Firies Fighting The Sack

August 21, 1997

Members would have followed the numerous updates of a now 3-year Victorian dispute provided throughout recent editions of the Union’s journals and notices. That dispute is now almost certain to escalate beyond wages and conditions, into a struggle to retain […]

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Thredbo Snowfields Incident Retained Firefighter Entitlements

August 14, 1997

On 18 August 1997 the Manager Operational Personnel released a memorandum to all NSWFB staff regarding entitlements for staff in attendance at the Thredbo Snowfields incident. The memorandum simply stated that “the provisions of the respective awards apply”, but did […]

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Pay Audit

August 14, 1997

In April this year, as a result of chronic payroll problems, the Union negotiated an agreement with the Department to address members’ concerns. One of those concerns was that members simply could not be satisfied that they had been paid […]

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Outstanding Stage 3 Tax Adjustment

August 14, 1997

Few members would have been surprised to learn that the Department botched the ‘Stage 3’ Tax adjustment payment due on 17 July, 1997. While payment on 17 July, was made in relation to Table 4; ‘B’, ’C’ and ‘D’ relieving […]

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Groupgardens, And Star Certificates!

July 30, 1997

Many members recently discovered inconsistencies between the total yearly earnings figure on their final pay sheet and that on their Group Certificate. The Union immediately advised members not to submit their Taxation Returns before the Department was able to explain […]

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10/14 Under Attack Fiu/fire Safety Dispute Worsens

July 30, 1997

Members may have recently had their request for the attendance of FIU to at an incident denied – particularly between the hours of 1800 and 0800 hours. This is due directly to Asst. Commissioner Hume’s attempts to crush the FIU […]

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