Attention All Members At 36 Station Crows Nest

September 9, 1998

All FBEU members stationed at Crows Nest have now had time to consider the Station renovation proposal put to them formally on 5 August 1998 by Region North management. The affected members reject the proposal that major works commence sometime […]

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Notice To All Members At No. 238 Station Broken Hill

September 8, 1998

As a result of your determination and unity, the CS-B Executive has received written confirmation from the Department expressing its commitment and concurrence with the following:-

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Country Staffing & Water Tankers Update

September 4, 1998

On Friday July 24, the Union’s State Secretary forwarded a notice by facsimile to all of the above water tanker stations, advising members of the current situation for the relocation of tankers and members. Whilst negotiations have now commenced, it […]

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3% Firefighter Wage Increases

September 1, 1998

PERMANENT MEMBERS: The third stage of the ’97 Permanent Staff Award’s 18% wage increase came into effect on 14 August 1998.

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Country Staffing Meetings

August 31, 1998

With the membership’s approval of the State Committee of Management’s country staffing proposal at the June 1998 Special General Meetings, the Union’s officials will now be attending a series of meetings across the state to explain the proposal, and to […]

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Newcastle Sub-branch – Administrative Bans

August 28, 1998

The Union’s State Committee of Management today considered the Department’s continued refusal to issue the BA/Hazmat Section’s members with cold climate clothing, and resolved as follows: “That until those members working in the BA/Hazmat Section in Newcastle are issued with […]

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51 Station, Forestville Relocation Pending Da Approval

August 25, 1998

Last Monday 17/8, the Union and Department agreed to relocate 51’s pumper and tanker to the Brigades’ property at Terrey Hills until the major renovations at the Forestville Station were completed. It is expected that construction work will take at […]

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51 Station Building Work And Relocation

August 16, 1998

Following an inspection of No. 51 Station, Forestville and comprehensive discussions with the members at the station today, it is clear that the continued occupancy of No 51 Station during building work is no longer a viable option. The Union’s […]

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35 Station Botany Reduction In Minimum Staffing

August 14, 1998

Members at 35 Station would by now be aware that the Union and Department have reached agreement for the reduction in minimum staffing at Botany from Station Officer and four firefighters per platoon to Station Officer and three firefighters per […]

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Training College Bans And Limitations Lifted

August 3, 1998

At a Union meeting at the Training College on 18 August 1998, the Union’s rank and file members resolved to “cease further training for members holding the position of Recruit Instructors” in BA Hazmat Training and Driver Development, until “satisfactory […]

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Tax On Travel Allowance – 1 July 1998

July 28, 1998

The tax treatment of travel allowances changed from Wednesday 1 July 1998. NSW Public Sector Unions in conjunction with the NSW State Government continue to pursue an appeal against the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO’s) refusal to grant an exemption from […]

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Minister Announces Albion Park Upgrade

July 26, 1998

MEDIA RELEASE The Benefits of Playing With Fire The future of firefighting services in Shellharbour City received a welcome boost as a result of announcements made by the Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon. Bob Debus MP, at the weekend.

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