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Sitrep 34/2022

June 7, 2022

FBEU Calls on Emergency Services Minister to Ensure Professional Firefighters are not Left Behind Members will no doubt have seen the significant announcements made by the State Liberal/National Government this week regarding NSW Health and NSW Ambulance. Following on from […]

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Sitrep 33/2022

June 3, 2022

REMINDER EOIs FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION COMMITTEE The FBEU has had significant interest from members regarding our call for Expressions of Interest for an internal industrial action committee.  The FBEU remains committed to seeking a reasonable resolution to the Award however […]

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Sitrep 32/2022

May 30, 2022

Award Negotiations – Parties before the IRC                                   The parties met today for a compulsory conference before the IRC. This was in regards to both the FBEU’s and FRNSW’s applications for new Awards for Permanent and Retained Firefighters. Following on from […]

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Sitrep 31/2022

May 27, 2022

OUTCOME OF IRC DISPUTE RELATING TO WORKSITE AUDITS Following on from our last Sitrep concerning optics vs substance, FRNSW and the FBEU were before the IRC today, on a dispute put forward by the Union concerning a failure for FRNSW […]

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Sitrep 30/2022

May 25, 2022

FRNSW Health & Safety – More Concerned with Optics than Substance Some Members will be aware that FRNSW are today coordinating a HSR conference for HSR’s across the state to meet and discuss the existing circumstances around Workplace Health & Safety. While […]

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Sitrep 29/2022

May 24, 2022

FRNSW Failing on Health & Safety FRNSW’s inadequate mananagment of Workplace Health & Safety has today escalated after the refusal of the FRNSW Director of Health & Safety to observe a PIN (Provisional Improvement Notice) issued by a HSR. Among […]

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Sitrep 28/2022

May 20, 2022

FLOOD OVERPAYMENTS The FBEU has become aware this week that despite a commitment to the contrary, FRNSW has in fact made deductions from employees’ wages in recovery of alleged overpayments relating to the flood deployments. The FBEU has raised this […]

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Sitrep 27/2022

May 13, 2022

FLOOD DEPLOYMENT OVERPAYMENTS Following on from our previous SitReps, the FBEU can advise that FRNSW have agreed to put a hold on the recovery of overpayments relating to the recent deployments to the floods. FRNSW is currently considering a position […]

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Sitrep 26/2022

May 6, 2022

FBEU meet with Emergency Services and Resilience Minister  Yesterday the Union met with the Minister to progress discussions and advocacy on behalf of Members. The FBEU has made clear that the escalating neglect of Professional Firefighters in NSW is now […]

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Sitrep 25/2022

May 5, 2022

Beyond Negligent – Firefighters at risk  The FBEU write to report of a notifiable incident involving a Member who was electrocuted in station after engaging a light switch, resulting in the attendance of NSW Ambulance. The Union can report that […]

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Sitrep 24/2022

May 3, 2022

May Day 2022 Thank you to all Members who participated in this year’s May Day which ran across Wollongong, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, and Sydney. After another difficult year in a global pandemic, it has been great to see Members and […]

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Sitrep 23/2022

April 29, 2022

May Day 2022 Reminder and RSVP links  May Day is this Saturday and Sunday, and we encourage all Members and their families to attend what is a great day of solidarity across our movement. Staff, SCoM-Reps, and Members are organising […]

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