Negotiations have resulted in agreement being reached between the Union and Department for the insertion of two new sub-clauses into the Retained Award (188.8.131.52a and 6.8a) to cover members working at Sydney’s annual Royal Easter Show, including significant increases in […]
The next 4% pay rise for permanent members took effect on Friday 2 March and will appear in retained members’ pays this month. This is the final increase payable under the current award before it expires in March 2008, and […]
Country Staffing Proposal Delivers New Roles For Gsa Retained
October 7, 1998
As part of the negotiations surrounding the Union’s Country Staffing Proposal, the Department wrote, in the following terms, to the Union on 4 September 1998: “The department recognises the unique circumstances surrounding the provision of specialist bush fire appliance and […]
The Department continues to refuse to negotiate with the Union in relation to the current dispute, despite bans and limitations being imposed at 1800 hours on 7 November 1997. The Union’s numerous attempts to avoid this dispute are documented below.
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 […]
On 18 August 1997 the Manager Operational Personnel released a memorandum to all NSWFB staff regarding entitlements for staff in attendance at the Thredbo Snowfields incident. The memorandum simply stated that “the provisions of the respective awards apply”, but did […]