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Sitrep 32/2021

June 26, 2021

COVID Update #2 The COVID Pandemic is once again escalating, with further increases in cases and exposed locations now extending outside of the four local government areas and most recently the announcement that as of 18:00 today, people in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast […]

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Sitrep 31/2021

June 23, 2021

COVID-19 Update Following updated health advice, new restrictions have been introduced for Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour from 1600hrs today to respond to the latest outbreak. Please note the Central Coast is now included […]

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Sitrep 30/2021

June 22, 2021

Home Fire Safety Visits In light of new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and the subsequent commencement of a Public Health Order (PHO) applicable to Greater Sydney, proactive Home Fire Safety Visits (HFSV) currently present an unjustifiable risk to members. Members […]

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Sitrep 29/2021

June 18, 2021

COVID-19 Update Off Shift Training In-Order 2008/22 Update In Brief COVID-19 Update  NSW Health has issued new advice for Sydney and the Blue Mountains with masks becoming mandatory on public transport from 1600hrs today and strongly encouraged in all public […]

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Sitrep 28/2021

June 11, 2021

COVID-19 Alert For Regional NSW HSU Ambulance Division Strike Action Retained Pagers Rollout Farewell, Georgie! COVID-19 Alert For Regional NSW Due to a recently confirmed case of COVID-19 traveling through regional NSW, NSW Health has issued the following public health […]

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Sitrep 27/2021

June 4, 2021

Award Update Review of 24 Hour Shifts Award Update As reported in last week’s SitRep, we were in the Industrial Relations Commission this week along with the Department for our Award claims, spending Monday in conciliation and then three days […]

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Sitrep 26/2021

June 3, 2021

FRNSW Moving Bathurst’s Appliance Earlier this week the Department sent out an email about the Union’s ban on training involving 216 Bathurst Station. To be very clear, the issue wasn’t about training but about member safety. It’s something we take […]

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Sitrep 25/2021

May 28, 2021

Award Update PAD FBEU Shop Open Award Update We will be in the Industrial Relations Commission next week for our Award claims. As well as our claim for a 2.5% pay increase, our application incorporates the member-endorsed log of claims. […]

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Sitrep 24/2021

May 21, 2021

Blayney Fire Station Upgrade FBEU Merchandise Blayney Fire Station Upgrade Last Saturday saw the announcement of over $1 million in state government funding to refurbish and expand Blayney Fire Station. You can more read about why members have been fighting […]

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Sitrep 23/2021

May 14, 2021

Open Day Following the Code Red on in-person Open Day activities issued yesterday, FRNSW made an urgent application in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission which we attended this morning. At the hearing we relayed the concerns that members had communicated […]

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Code Red – No In-person Open Day Activities

May 13, 2021

The safety of members has been our priority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Following recent instances of community transmission and the reintroduction of restrictions by the NSW Government, we had concerns about Open Day going ahead as planned on 15 May […]

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Sitrep 22/2021

May 7, 2021

Win on PAD in the IRC CAFS Aerial Pumpers COVID-19 Restrictions Landlords and Home Fire Safety Visits Win on PAD in the IRC As you know, FRNSW tried to unilaterally implement the PAD program last year without agreement, proper consultation […]

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