Sitrep 29/2023: Parliament, Aerials, Sims Checks And More

June 2, 2023

Parliamentary meetings This week, I was back in parliament meeting with several MPs including Treasurer Daniel Mookhey, Emergency Services Minister Jihad Dib, Minister for Women Jodie Harrison and several MPs from across both metro and regional areas. One of our […]

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Sitrep 28/2023

May 26, 2023

Fix our FRNSW leadership The Fix Our Fire Service campaign continues to highlight the severe underfunding and lack of resources of our fire service and the impact that it is having on our safety and ability to protect the community. […]

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Sitrep 27/2023

May 19, 2023

Public Sector Wages Cap – Meeting with Treasurer Public sector Union Secretaries, myself included, met with State Treasurer Daniel Mookhey this morning to discuss the Labor Government’s proposed wages policy. As you all know, this Government was elected on the […]

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Sitrep 26/2023

May 12, 2023

Meetings with MPs This week, we met with Sally Quinnell MP, Member for Camden, Nathan Hagarty MP, Member for Leppington, Roy Butler MP, Member for Barwon, and the Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Gurmesh Singh MP. We have also continued […]

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Sitrep 25/2023

May 5, 2023

FRNSW Push for Arbitration of Fix our Fire Service Industrial Campaign  FBEU and FRNSW were back in the Commission on Monday for conciliation on FRNSW’s dispute application regarding our Fix Our Fire Service industrial campaign. Despite no communication since our […]

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Sitrep 24/2023: Vale Comrade Nash

May 3, 2023

Queensland Comrade Izabella Nash As many of our members will be aware, our comrades in Queensland suffered a devastating loss this week with the death of First Class Firefighter Izabella Nash, who was injured while attending a factory fire in […]

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Sitrep 23/2023

April 28, 2023

Fire fatalities increase – A shocking indictment on the ‘Plus Plan’ ‘We know response times matter’ is one of several phrases uttered reluctantly in a media release from FRNSW today as the department move to publicly disclose the peer-reviewed fire […]

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Sitrep 22/2023

April 21, 2023

Covid-19 Risk Assessment Feedback Last week the FBEU submitted to FRNSW feedback regarding their most recent draft Covid-19 Risk Assessment. A copy of this feedback can be found here. We continue to press FRNSW for a meeting to discuss not only our […]

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Sitrep 21/2023: Plus Plan Expenditure Review; Fatalities Report; Award Update And More

April 14, 2023

Emergency Services Minister announced On April 4th, the new Labor Government announced the appointment of Jihad Dib as Emergency Services Minister. Previously the Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Minister Dib is intimately aware of the priorities of FBEU members, and […]

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Sitrep 20/2023: Frnsw Again Try To Silence Firefighters

April 5, 2023

Today we attended the IRC for a report back regarding FRNSW’s dispute application over the current Code Reds in support of the Fix our Fire Service Industrial Campaign and our Award Log of Claims. Although the campaign has been running […]

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Fix Our Fire Service Industrial Campaign Continues

April 4, 2023

Code Red – Fix Our Fire Service Industrial Campaign Today, the FBEU and FRNSW met again for Award negotiations. Unsurprisingly, given the new Government is yet to swear in its Ministers etc, FRNSW are not in a position to make […]

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Sitrep 19/2023: Award Negotiation Update

April 4, 2023

Fix Our Fire Service Industrial Campaign and Code Reds Continue As we advised in our last sitrep to members, today the FBEU and FRNSW met again for Award negotiations. You might recall that as part of the outcome of FRNSW’s […]

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