Dispute Victory – Bans Lifted

November 26, 1997
Due to the united industrial action of permanent and retained members over the last month, the Department today accepted the Union’s terms for settlement.
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General Strike Looms

November 22, 1997
This dispute is NOT about one member, it is about principles which affect ALL members: job-security, fitness testing, off-duty injury & superannuation. It DOES affect both permanent and retained members. The Dept., through the BMO, continues to refuse to return […]
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Dispute Worsens – Bans Escalate

November 21, 1997
The Union’s State Committee of Management met today to consider the current dispute, resulting in a unanimous decision to escalate the Union’s industrial action. A notice will follow separately in order to provide further information for members. However, the Commissioner’s […]
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10/14 Under Attack Fiu/fire Safety Dispute Worsens

July 30, 1997
Members may have recently had their request for the attendance of FIU to at an incident denied – particularly between the hours of 1800 and 0800 hours. This is due directly to Asst. Commissioner Hume’s attempts to crush the FIU […]
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Letter To Department Regarding Interim Accommodation Protocol

March 5, 1997
Re: Interim Accommodation Protocol Thankyou for your favourable response to the Union’s proposal regarding the subject, dated 28 February, 1997. In relation to the “minor variation” reserved by the Department in respect of the 48hrs notice provision, the Union appreciates […]
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Dept. Tax Error – Pay Period Ending 27/2/97

February 27, 1997
Despite the eagerly anticipated and (by early indications) correct payment of all retrospective wages increases to permanent members on 27th February, the Department has now managed to bungle the tax. All members should be aware that the Department’s payroll system […]
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Update On Communications Allowance Dispute

February 19, 1996
The three separate resolutions concerning payment of the allowances were endorsed by the rank and file across all centres, with the Department accepting the position on permanent and relieving/relief operators. However the Department has rejected the Union’s proposal for what […]
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Meeting & Telephone Link Up To Discuss Department’s Position Over Payment Of New Communications Allowance For Relievers And Payment To Operators At Turvey Park, Albury, Gosford And Katoomba

January 19, 1996
Distributed to:  State Fire Command Alexandria, Newcastle, Wollongong, Gosford, Katoomba, Albury, Turvey Park, Lismore As reported previously, the Union and the Department met on 22 December, 1995 to discuss the mechanism for paying the agreed new allowances in Communications Centres […]
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