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Dept. Tax Error – Pay Period Ending 27/2/97

February 27, 1997

Despite the eagerly anticipated and (by early indications) correct payment of all retrospective wages increases to permanent members on 27th February, the Department has now managed to bungle the tax. All members should be aware that the Department’s payroll system […]

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Ban On The Removal Of M.e.v. Fby 418 From Woolgoolga Fire District

February 19, 1997

On 5 February 1997, the Union wrote to the Department in relation to the inadequate accommodation at Woolgoolga Fire Station. Today the Union was notified by members that the Department intends to move FBY 418 to Macksville.  This action has […]

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Permanent Award Ratified By Irc

February 18, 1997

Following near-unanimous rank and file endorsement of the negotiated 18%/3 year Permanent Staff Award at the Special General Meeting of 13/14 February and corresponding meetings of the Country, Newcastle and Illawarra Sub-Branches, the Union advised the Department and NSW Government […]

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Training – New Award

February 4, 1997

The Union is conducting training for Station Delegates, Sub-Branch Exec. and State Committee of Management members in the new award. Paid leave to attend the course is available in accordance with clause 24 – SPECIAL LEAVE FOR UNION ACTIVITIES of […]

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Award Negotiations – 18% Breakthrough

January 8, 1997

(NSW Firefighter, Summer 1996/97 supplement) Members would be aware that the 12%, 2 year Award negotiated between the Union, Department and NSW Government, and approved by members at the Special General meeting of 22/11/96, struck difficulties on 17/12/96. Indeed, the […]

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Bans Imposed In All Nswfb Communication Centres

December 31, 1996

As all members would be aware the negotiations over the new Communication Centres Allowances have been delayed over neogotiating a proper rate for the Provincial Centres.

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18% Breakthrough In Wage Dispute – All Union Bans Lifted

December 24, 1996

Members would be aware of the dispute surrounding the settlement of Awards for both permenant and retained members, following over six months of negotiations between the Union, Department and NSW Government. Through the imposition of statewide bans last Friday 20/12/96, […]

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Urgent Union Notice 18% Offer Received – Stop Work Action Withdrawn

December 23, 1996

EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON, THE NSW GOVERNMENT WAS ADVISED OF THE UNION’S INTENTION TO UNDERTAKE STOP-WORK ACTION AT 1800 HOURS THIS EVENING. DESPITE THIS THREAT, NO RESPONSE WAS FORTHCOMING. ALMOST IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE DISPATCH OF THE NOTICE TO ALL STATIONS VIA […]

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Urgent Notice – Award Negotiations In The Balance

December 20, 1996

The Union was led to believe that agreement had been reached with the Department and NSW Government for a new Award to be made by the Industrial Relations Commission at hearings set down for 1200 hours, Wednesday 18/12/96.

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Urgent – Dept./govt. Fail To Meet Union Deadline Bans Implemented

December 20, 1996

Further to the Union notice of this morning, the deadline set for achieving a satisfactory settlement of the Award was not met. Discussions have continued, with some progress being made, however agreement was not reached by 1700 hours.

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Change To Duties Banned

December 13, 1996

The Department recently indicated to members occupying specialist duties positions their intention to reduce the number of specialist duties secondment positions by 30%.

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Stn. 260 Newcastle ‘ladders’ Banned

December 10, 1996

As a result of concerns in relation to the safety and reliability of the ‘Ladders’ at Stn. 260 Newcastle, the Union issues the following instruction to all members;

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