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Sitrep 40/2022

July 4, 2022

Interim Resolution to Health Checks Dispute – Code Red to Lift  Following a discussion between the FBEU and FRNSW last week we have agreed to an interim resolution regarding our disputes on the Health Checks process. While this interim resolution […]

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Sitrep 39/2022

June 29, 2022

Award Update and Industrial Action Committee FBEU and FRNSW were due to return to the IRC on Monday for further conciliation regarding new Permanent, Retained and D&D Awards. Unfortunately, the IRC had to cancel the listing as the Commissioner was […]

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Sitrep 38/2022

June 27, 2022

NSW Teachers Strike this Thursday This Thursday members from both the NSW Teachers Federation and the Independent Education Union will stop work across the state over unsustainable workloads and uncompetitive salaries. FBEU members are encouraged to attend and show support. […]

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Sitrep 37/2022

June 26, 2022

FBEU Delegates Conference 15 & 16 September – Save the Date  As previously advised the FBEU will be holding a delegates’ conference for all delegates. This conference will be an opportunity for delegates and HSRs to come together face to […]

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Sitrep 36/2022

June 22, 2022

NSW BUDGET ANNOUCEMENT – FRNSW THE FORGOTTEN SERVICE  In Sitrep 33, we said the proof will be in the pudding. This budget, FRNSW were either going to stand-up and advocate for Professional Firefighters or they were going to fall short, letting […]

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Sitrep 35/2022

June 17, 2022

FBEU Provides Feedback to FRNSW – COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT V.4 As previously advised to members, FRNSW circulated their proposed updated Covid-19 risk assessment (version 4) seeking feedback from the FBEU. The FBEU have provided a response which can be found […]

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Code Red – Health Checks

June 11, 2022

The FBEU has for some time now been raising significant concerns with FRNSW regarding the process associated with periodic Health Checks.   This week the FBEU sent formal correspondence to FRNSW collating our concerns to highlight the significant deficiencies in […]

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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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