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“he’s Only A Retained Firey.”

November 10, 1997
The Department is presently refusing to allow an injured retained firefighter back to work – despite a full-recovery of his workers’ compensation injury. The reason? It is alleged that the particular member is “unfit” for firefighting. The Department is telling […]
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Job-security Dispute – Update

November 10, 1997
The Commissioner NSWFB today issued a deliberately misleading notice under the heading “DUTY OF CARE”. Frankly, that notice is as wrong as it is offensive.
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Instruction To All Members: O2ba & Fitness Assessments Banned

February 5, 1996
At it’s meeting of 30th January, 1996 the Union’s State Committee of Management considered the question of firefighter voluntary physical fitness assessments and the more specific question of revised medical assessments for O2BA (BG174) qualified operators.
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