FBEUSpecial General Meeting Agenda – Feb 24th 2011

February 20, 2011


1000 hours, Thursday 24 February 2011

Union Office Conference Room, 1-7 Belmore Street, Surry Hills

  • Meeting open and apologies
  • State Secretary’s report
  • Motions on notice (x5)

1.    From the State Committee re: 2011 Awards

This motion will be presented immediately prior to the meeting (and to any Sub-Branch meetings being held pursuant to Rule 51), with SCOM scheduled to hold a special meeting regarding this item, and to make its recommendation to members on the other items, on the evening of Wednesday 23 February.

2.    From the State Committee re: staffing priorities

“That this meeting recognises:

1. the motions on this meeting’s agenda, one from the Senior Officers’ Sub-Branch and the other arising from rank and file members at City of Sydney Fire Station with both proposing that the Union should campaign for various permanent firefighting staff enhancements; and

2. that the Union’s Retained, Newcastle, Illawarra, Central Coast and Country Sub-Branches all have similar aspirations and expectations for enhanced staffing within their areas of operation; and

3. that while both are commendable, the SOSB motion and COS-sponsored motion will require additional ongoing funding in the order of $6.5M per annum and $15M per annum respectively, or a when combined, $21.5M per annum; and

4. to help put those figures at point 3 in perspective, a recurrent $21.5M would fund:

About Darin Sullivan (1975 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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