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2008 Wages campaign

At 10:30 am on Monday morning the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) terminated conciliation between the FBEU and the Government and issued Orders that an interim Award be established for…

2008 February Special General Meeting Results

This mornings Special General Meeting of the Union has overwhelmingly approved the two recommendations of the Unions State Committee of Management. NSWFB Offer in settlement of 2008 Wage Campaign. Adoption…

2.5% increase for permanent members today

The following tables compare the previous rates of pay and allowances with the IRC’s order for a 2.5% increase for permanent members which came into effect today under a new…

The bottom line on medical certificates and medical records

Following our notice issued 14 December, the Department has stepped up its harassment of members who access their entitlement to sick leave under the Awards (permanent and retained). The four…

EPIPS – on the cusp of a breakthrough

Following a very productive meeting between the Union and the Department both parties are now close to agreement on the content of electronic Pre-incident Plans that will allow the Union…

Driving infringement penalty notices

It has come to the Union’s attention that the Department’s ‘Senior Legal Officer’ is issuing memoranda to Zone Commanders, who are in turn forwarding them to the relevant station, regarding…

Firefighter wage claim – Permanent and Retained

Most members would be now be aware that the Union has lodged a claim for increases in wages based on the decision of the Australian Industrial Relations Commissions decision in…

Relieving bans to commence 1800 hrs today

Despite direct and repeated requests from the Union not to do so, the Department today published a new policy in In Orders 2008/07 titled “Provision of suitable duties for injured…

AFA trial for the Liverpool LGA – 7, 8 and 32 Stations

Members would be aware of the memo from Metro South 3 Zone Office dated 20 March 2008 regarding a proposed trial of single pump responses to identified AFA installations within…