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Availability, attendance and the new 2014 Retained Award

The new 2014 Retained Award which takes effect Friday 30 May delivers many improvements including new ranks, quicker progression and, of course, higher rates of pay. These will be discussed…

General update

Inside this issue: Bans imminent over recycled water Special Case update Z & J Relieving – new arrangements in place Dispute over 13’s aerial heats up Long Service Leave 1:…

An analysis of the ‘Rutherford’ Case

What it means for Firefighters From the Union’s perspective, this case is very significant. Besides being the first time the Department has been held criminally responsible for its behaviour, this…

Award negotiations update #3

About the Union’s new rank structur e Why abolish ranks? The traditional existence of different “levels” or grades within certain ranks has served one main purpose – to allow the…

General members’ update

Issues in this notice: 1. All New/Extra Duties Banned 2. SRAFS – Staffing Dispute 3. D&D Update 4. Safe Minimum Staffing = 4 5. New Retained Timesheets 6. Bushfire Inquiry…

Bushfire Emergency, Part 2

Hopefully, members will have noticed that your Union’s officials have been pretty active on the media front over the last day or so. We can assure you that Phil Koperberg,…

O’Farrell’s Workers Comp – the bullet we just dodged

The Union’s strike action last week caused the Parliament to adopt a (literally) last minute amendment to exempt firefighters and paramedics from O’Farrell’s new laws. What would have happened if…

SITREP 34/2015

Inside this issue: Proposed Awards – an overview 2016 Retained Award 2016 Permanent Award Proposed Awards – an overview As promised in SITREP 33, this overview is provided in advance…

SitRep 3/2020

This is a reissue of SitRep 3 as there were two mistakes in the SitRep issued last night. The SitRep issued last night stated that we were putting in a…