FBEU member request Re: O’Farrell IR dispute [NSW Workchoices]

IR Laws petition pls fax to Union office when done.pdf Download this file

To FBEU members,

The O'Farrell Govt's IR laws look to be passed, despite our contact with MP's and the rally's at Parliament. Our working conditions are now set to be in the hands of the Govt without appeal to the Industrial Relations Commission. It appears we will now have less workplace rights than most workers in Australia.

Please find below a "briefing note" and background info related to our fight against O'Farrell's new IR laws. This is for general distribution, and it would be appreciated if you could please pass it on to your workplace, and networks.

Attached is the petition and notice board flyer being circulated to all Unions.

The flyer advertises the rally on June 15 outside Parliament.
Please printout the flyer and distribute at your fire station/workplace.

The petition we would ask all members and their friends and families to sign.
Please printout the petition (several pages) and also distribute, collect, then fax them into the Union office on 9218 3488.

We will then collate  them and get them UnionsNSW.

So, key points for now:

1. The Rally next week – Wed 15th June – please support
2. Background info and flyer to be distributed to workplaces and members.
3. Petition to be passed around, signed, and faxed to Union Office.

Your support is appreciated, the Union cannot do this alone, we need your help.

About Darin Sullivan (1978 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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