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Sitrep 34/2023

July 7, 2023

Award Update Award negotiations have progressed between us and FRNSW this week. We were able to meet on both Monday and Tuesday and we continue to move forward with discussions on our Log of Claims, in particular key items around […]

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Code Red – Returning To Scenes Of Traumatic Events

July 1, 2023

All members are aware that dealing with traumatic events and critical incidents can be mentally and emotionally demanding, and that subsequent exposures to the scene of these events can have a damaging impact on the mental health of our members. […]

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Sitrep 33/2023: Award Update, Vaccination Policy Update

June 30, 2023

Award Update Further to Monday’s sitrep I just wanted to quickly update you to confirm that we have continued to meet with FRNSW this week for Award negotiations, and have scheduled a further two meetings for Monday and Tuesday next […]

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Sitrep 32 – Update On Award Negotiations

June 27, 2023

Award Negotiations Continuing Following on from our last Sitrep regarding Award negotiations, and in line with the outcome of the last IRC conciliation, I, along with your FBEU negotiating team, have met with Senior FRNSW representatives including the Executive Director […]

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Sitrep 31: Pay Negotiations, Awol Aps And Pink Tagging

June 16, 2023

Update on Award Negotiations  FRNSW and the FBEU were in the IRC for conciliation on the Awards yesterday but before I update you, I think it’s important we remind ourselves of some relevant context. As you all would be aware, […]

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Sitrep 30: Government 4% Pay Offer

June 6, 2023

Government’s 4.0% pay offer Yesterday, the Treasurer announced an offer of a 4% wage increase for NSW public sector workers, plus a .05% increase to your superannuation. While this is an improvement on the 2.5% (minus super) wages cap of […]

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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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