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Retained Firefighters’ Award Negotiations Update

March 12, 1997

Following the successful ratification of the Permanent Firefighters’ Consent Award on 17 February 1997, the Union has entered into formal negotiations with the Department over a new Award for Retained Firefighters.

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Interim Accommodation Protocol – Course Attendance And Relieving Outside Of Sydney, Newcastle And Wollongong

March 5, 1997

The following provisions will apply with respect to the provision of accommodation:

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Letter To Department Regarding Interim Accommodation Protocol

March 5, 1997

Re: Interim Accommodation Protocol Thankyou for your favourable response to the Union’s proposal regarding the subject, dated 28 February, 1997. In relation to the “minor variation” reserved by the Department in respect of the 48hrs notice provision, the Union appreciates […]

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Eastwood Accommodation – Bans Lifted

March 4, 1997

The Union ban on accommodation at the Eastwood Training Facility has been lifted by resolution of the Union’s State Committee of Management. The lifting of the ban, effective 0800 hrs Monday 3 March, 1997,  follows the negotiation of an interim […]

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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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