Sitrep 07/2022

January 27, 2022

Award Update Thank you to all the members who participated in our Award survey. Our Union is always stronger when Members have a say. We appreciate your experience, your time, and your input. The FBEU Award Bargaining Team has been […]

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Sitrep 06/2022

January 21, 2022

Award Throughout this pandemic, essential workers have demonstrated their capacity to show up and deliver for the community, each and every shift. COVID-19 has exposed the years of cuts made to FRNSW budget, whether related to training, crewing, promotional pathways, […]

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Sitrep 05/2022

January 14, 2022

EVEN THE HEIGHT OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC PRESENTS NO BARRIER TO FRNSW ATTACKING CONDITIONS As outlined in SitRep 04/2022, FRNSW have put forward their position for negotiations in the form of fully re-drafted Awards containing their desires to cut conditions […]

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Sitrep 04/2022

January 13, 2022

FBEU AND FRNSW MEET TO DISCUSS AWARD NEGOTIATIONS The FBEU and FRNSW met today to discuss parameters for negotiations for both the Permanent and Retained Awards. The FBEU have been requesting FRNSW’s bargaining parameters for some months now however FRNSW […]

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Sitrep 03/2022

January 12, 2022

Public Health Order Exemption On 9 January, the State Government identified firefighters and other critical workers as being exempt from clauses 7A and 8 of the Public Health Order relating to the 7 day self-isolation from household and other close contacts. Read […]

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Sitrep 02/2022

January 7, 2022

Workforce Planning Failure The state of COVID-19 infection is having a dramatic and undeniable impact on the FRNSW workforce. We’re now seeing more cases amongst our membership in one day than in the previous two years combined. I want to […]

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Sitrep 01/2022

January 4, 2022

FRNSW Dodges COVID Responsibility  The festive period has seen COVID-19 run rampant across the state, across our worksites, and many other front-line worksites. For FRNSW, the result has been mass staff shortages, attempts to reduce minimum crewing, a lack of […]

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Sitrep 68/2021

December 23, 2021

The Union Office will close at midday on Wednesday 23rd December and re-open on Tuesday 4 January. Members requiring assistance over this time may contact a State Committee official – for their details see here 2022 FBEU Membership cards have now been posted […]

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Sitrep 67/2021

December 20, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Update As members are aware, following consultation with the FBEU and HSR’s, as of today, a Covid-19 vaccination requirement policy is in effect. This policy will mandate that all staff employed by FRNSW require 2 doses of […]

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Sitrep 66/2021

December 7, 2021

Vaccination Mandate Members will be aware that FRNSW sent correspondence to all staff last Friday 3rd December including an amended mandate policy. The correspondence cited ‘extensive consultation’ with both HSRs and the FBEU. This is fundamentally incorrect and more so […]

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Sitrep 65/2021 – Frnsw Vaccination Mandate

November 25, 2021

As previously notified, Safework NSW has sought clarification from FRNSW as to how the organisation has met their obligations to consult with workers concerning the COVID-19 risk assessment. This includes consultation on control mechanisms such as ventilation and adequate air […]

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Sitrep 64/2021

November 19, 2021

Budget Estimates Commissioner Paul Baxter and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott fronted the State Government’s budget estimates late last month and were asked a number of difficult questions concerning TOLing, staffing across the network and response times. Here’s what we […]

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