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CODE RED – Outduty bans to commence 0800hrs 1 Jan

As reported in SITREP 26/2009, the Union does not accept the loss of permanent firefighter positions from the Newcastle Fire District and has demanded the return of the staff positions…

2008 Annual General Meeting

The Union’s 98th Annual General Meeting will be held at the Trades Hall, 377-383 Sussex Street, Sydney commencing at 10.00am on Wednesday 17th December 2008. Sub Branch meetings will be…

Electricity and wages

A Station Officer recently contacted the Union after he was directed to seek approval from his Inspector before he paid meal allowance claims. Whilst this is not a common occurrence,…

Wage Campaign

With the US economy on the way to a recession and interest rates in Australia on the way up again, the Union has written to the Minister for Emergency Services…

All permanent members in the GSA to stop work

The State Committee of Management has today resolved to call an urgent stop work of permanent members effective at 1100 hours today to hear a report on the current wage…

What happened and why

As members would be aware our current permanent firefighters Award will expire on February 23rd 2008 (the retained Award expires 31st March 2008). Under NSW law all of our wages…

Award update – bans to commence

Thursday’s appearance at the IRC appeared to be going well, until the Department decided to lob another claim onto the table at the last minute – removing the top up…

2008 February SGM – Bans remain

With the Union’s bans on paperwork and administrative functions now in place and effective since Friday night the dispute has been listed in court twice in two days. The first,…

SITREP No. 5/2010

Inside this issue: Waratah Update – outduties ban to be lifted 0800 hours Monday Minimum retained payments Parental leave and other leave Waratah dispute update: Outduties ban to be lifted…