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Oh&s Annual Station Inspection Forms Banned

June 27, 1996
Numerous concerns have been raised by members on the Department’s requirement to fill in its recent ‘OH&S Annual Station Inspection Form’. Accordingly the Union instructs all members to withhold completion of these forms until such time as the Department provides […]
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Instruction To All Members Pilot Training System Banned

April 17, 1996
The Union has become aware of a Memorandum dated 2/4/96 and addressed to all Station Commanders – Greater Sydney Area, and titled “Placement of Recruit Firefighters on Graduating from the Training College”. No consultation took place with the Union on […]
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Ban On Inadequate Vehicle In Ba/hazmat Section (chullora)

March 22, 1996
Members at the HAZMAT Response Unit at Chullora have brought to the attention of the Union the inadequacies of vehicle FBY 622 as an operational vehicle.
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Outsourcing Of Motor Driver Training & Familiarisation Banned

February 27, 1996
It has come to the Union’s attention that the Department has contracted the services of a consultant to undertake driver familiarisation for the installation of the four new Firepac Salvage/Rescue appliances.
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Clarification Of Payment For Relief Operators – Wollongong And Newcastle Comms.

January 19, 1996
Re: 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
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Administrative Work Bans In Place From 1/1/96, Application In Communications

January 19, 1996
Given the unique nature of communications (alongside various other specialist divisions of the Brigades), members from comms centres have contacted the Union office seeking direction on the application of the UFUA national administrative bans within communications centres.
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Re: Union Instruction To State Fire Command Members, 19/7/95.

July 19, 1995
PREDICTABLY, THE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW INFORMED ALL OF THE ABOVE CENTRES THAT STAFF ARE NOT TO FOLLOW THE UNION INSTRUCTION CONCERNING NEW STAFFING LEVELS.
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