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Sitrep 39/2021

July 27, 2021

As you are aware, your Union has been talking to FRNSW for weeks now about the progressive COVID-19 situation. We are now confident that almost every staff member who is going to be affected by the code red have now […]

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Sitrep 39/2021

July 26, 2021

This morning, your Union and FRNSW were back in the IRC to continue discussions around FRNSW’s response to the ongoing COVID situation. Whilst The Department has been unwilling to provide any assurances on what we need to keep you all […]

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Sitrep 38/2021

July 23, 2021

Response to resignations  The FBEU State Committee of Management would like to formally thank State Secretary Shane Kennedy and President John Henry for their service to the union. Although we are disappointed to see them step down, we respect their […]

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Sitrep 37/2021

July 22, 2021

It is with great regret, that I inform you of my resignation as State Secretary of the FBEU which will take effect as of 5pm Friday 23 July. This is not a decision that I have made lightly and was done in consultation with my […]

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Code Red Update 19 July 2021

July 19, 2021

Code Red Update In recent days, we have received calls from members who are being targeted by FRNSW for complying with our Code Red. These members are reporting to a station closest to their residence, only to be turned away […]

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Code Red

July 19, 2021

CODE RED 18 July 2021 In light of the escalating restrictions being placed on the community, the following instructions will apply to the Greater Sydney Area (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas and referred […]

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Sitrep 36/2021

July 10, 2021

Updated COVID-19 Instructions Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working with FRNSW to find a way through the issues members face in safely performing their jobs during the most recent COVID-19 outbreak. We were aiming to be able to publish […]

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Sitrep 35/2021

July 9, 2021

Award Update 24s Update HSR Briefings Back On Award Update As reported in our last update, our Award application was subject to a day of conciliation at the end of May followed by three days of arbitration. During conciliation, we […]

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Sitrep 34/2021

June 30, 2021

COVID-19 Restrictions Code Red Remains in Place While we are committed to working with the Department to ensure the communities we serve and FBEU members stay safe, firefighter safety is non-negotiable. The current Code Red was issued in response to […]

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Sitrep 33/2021

June 28, 2021

COVID-19 Level 4 Restrictions Still in Place We resumed discussions with FRNSW today and will continue to maintain a dialogue through the COVID-19 working party arrangement to ensure member safety is prioritised in any directive or response to the ongoing […]

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Code Red – Covid-19 Restrictions

June 26, 2021

As stated in SitRep 32/2021, the current stay-at-home orders have been extended across all Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong from 1800hrs today (26 June) until 2359hrs Friday, 9 July. Pandemic Restriction Levels  The Union agrees […]

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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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